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# climate-action - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Eamon Ryan says carbon budget a 'significant milestone' in efforts to tackle climate change
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Eamon Ryan says carbon budget a 'significant milestone' in efforts to tackle climate change

Tue 6:30 AM 17,372 Views 107 Comments

The first proposed carbon budget was sent to the minister yesterday after long deliberations.

# climate-action - Monday 25 October, 2021

'Failing to act would have grave consequences': Proposed carbon budget charts new climate path
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

'Failing to act would have grave consequences': Proposed carbon budget charts new climate path

Mon 5:51 PM 28,372 Views 99 Comments

The carbon budget would see Ireland’s emissions fall by 95 million tonnes between 2021-2025 and 2026-2030.

# climate-action - Saturday 23 October, 2021

Cop26 climate deal will be harder than Paris, summit president says
# Alok Sharma
# Alok Sharma

Cop26 climate deal will be harder than Paris, summit president says

Sat 12:30 PM 6,159 Views 8 Comments

The summit is due to get underway on 31 October.

# climate-action - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Taoiseach says Poland’s challenge of EU’s legal foundations went ‘too far’
# Tensions
# Tensions

Taoiseach says Poland’s challenge of EU’s legal foundations went ‘too far’

Updated Oct 21st 2021, 8:21 PM 21,288 Views 39 Comments

Several EU officials insisted that there would be no ganging-up against Poland.

# climate-action - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Where the crisis is 'catastrophic': How is Ireland helping countries facing climate threats?
# Means The World
# Means The World

Where the crisis is 'catastrophic': How is Ireland helping countries facing climate threats?

Oct 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 8,157 Views 11 Comments

“Covid has created a global awareness of the interaction of everybody together on one planet.”

# climate-action - Monday 4 October, 2021

Over 20 climate and environmental groups call on EU to ban fossil fuel advertising
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Over 20 climate and environmental groups call on EU to ban fossil fuel advertising

Oct 4th 2021, 3:02 PM 6,432 Views 6 Comments

More than 80 Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to Shell’s oil refinery in the Dutch port of Rotterdam.

# climate-action - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Carbon tax increase should be deferred due to surging fuel costs, ex-minister says
# Fuel Costs
# Fuel Costs

Carbon tax increase should be deferred due to surging fuel costs, ex-minister says

Sep 30th 2021, 5:32 PM 15,373 Views 28 Comments

Mayo TD Michael Ring said ‘we are facing into an uncertain winter’.

# climate-action - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Greta Thunberg criticises ‘blah, blah, blah’ from world leaders on climate
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Greta Thunberg criticises ‘blah, blah, blah’ from world leaders on climate

Sep 28th 2021, 6:19 PM 20,181 Views 34 Comments

The Swedish environmental figurehead spoke at a meeting of youth climate activists in Milan.

# climate-action - Friday 24 September, 2021

Micheál Martin says he supports school pupils across the country striking for climate action
# Fridays For Future
# Fridays For Future

Micheál Martin says he supports school pupils across the country striking for climate action

Updated Sep 24th 2021, 7:30 PM 25,780 Views 120 Comments

Protests have taken place in Cork, Dublin and Galway.

# climate-action - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Future 'wars over water and food if we do not act now' on climate crisis, EU parliament hears
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Future 'wars over water and food if we do not act now' on climate crisis, EU parliament hears

Sep 14th 2021, 1:55 PM 12,995 Views 21 Comments

A climate report has said the scale of recent changes to the climate system are “unprecedented” over hundreds and thousands of years.

# climate-action - Monday 13 September, 2021

New climate action plan to be published in October
# Targets
# Targets

New climate action plan to be published in October

Sep 13th 2021, 3:30 PM 9,573 Views 50 Comments

The plan will set out how the government intends to lower Ireland’s emissions and reach other climate goals.

# climate-action - Saturday 14 August, 2021

'A new set of solutions': What measures can Ireland take to limit global warming this century?
# Warmed Up
# Warmed Up

'A new set of solutions': What measures can Ireland take to limit global warming this century?

Aug 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,169 Views 97 Comments
  • Governments, industries and households all have a role in achieving climate goals, Lauren Boland reports.
  • A major new UN report this week found lowering emissions is the key to stop temperatures rising.
  • "Use your vote. Vote with your wallet. Use your influence," one expert says.

# climate-action - Sunday 8 August, 2021

Poll: Should Ireland be doing more to tackle climate change?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland be doing more to tackle climate change?

Aug 8th 2021, 10:49 AM 35,878 Views 133 Comments

Ireland’s Climate Action Bill was enacted in July.

# climate-action - Saturday 24 July, 2021

'Irish temperature records will be broken in the coming years because we're in a climate crisis'
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

'Irish temperature records will be broken in the coming years because we're in a climate crisis'

Jul 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 56,848 Views 85 Comments

# climate-action - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Concerns over 'last-minute' changes to how carbon emissions are calculated under Climate Action Bill
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Concerns over 'last-minute' changes to how carbon emissions are calculated under Climate Action Bill

Jul 13th 2021, 9:30 PM 17,781 Views 30 Comments

Campaigners worry about what the late changes will mean for Ireland’s carbon budgets.

# climate-action - Friday 25 June, 2021

Bríd Smith: Data centres are the elephant in the room when it comes to climate policy
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Bríd Smith: Data centres are the elephant in the room when it comes to climate policy

Updated Jun 25th 2021, 9:50 AM 27,853 Views 85 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says Ireland’s society and climate will not gain anything from data centres.

# climate-action - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Free public transport should be considered, says Oireachtas committee
# Free Ride
# Free Ride

Free public transport should be considered, says Oireachtas committee

Jun 3rd 2021, 3:07 PM 21,132 Views 42 Comments

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action has published a report on halving emissions in the transport sector by 2030.

# climate-action - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Waterford unveils ambitious plans to designation city as decarbonising zone
# Waterford City
# Waterford City

Waterford unveils ambitious plans to designation city as decarbonising zone

Apr 21st 2021, 6:48 PM 16,363 Views 14 Comments

The plan was unveiled at the launch of Waterford’s new investment brand identity.

# climate-action - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

60,000 Belgians take government to court over alleged climate inaction
# Belgium
# Belgium

60,000 Belgians take government to court over alleged climate inaction

Mar 16th 2021, 2:11 PM 6,457 Views 0 Comments

The pleadings, which began today, are due to last until 26 March.

# climate-action - Saturday 12 December, 2020

UN chief urges world leaders to declare climate emergency
# Paris Agreement
# Paris Agreement

UN chief urges world leaders to declare climate emergency

Dec 12th 2020, 3:21 PM 8,905 Views 34 Comments

Last year Ireland became the second country in the world to declare a climate emergency.

# climate-action - Monday 7 December, 2020

Over 1,200 constituents lobby TDs via Zoom calling for faster climate action and improved climate bill
# Zooming To Zero
# Zooming To Zero

Over 1,200 constituents lobby TDs via Zoom calling for faster climate action and improved climate bill

Dec 7th 2020, 10:08 PM 11,707 Views 28 Comments

The lobbying effort saw people voice their concerns with more than 90 Dáil deputies.

# climate-action - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

2020 among the world’s hottest years as climate crisis continues
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

2020 among the world’s hottest years as climate crisis continues

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:21 PM 9,865 Views 32 Comments

Met Éireann says Ireland’s weather so far this year indicates “further evidence of climate change”.

# climate-action - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Irish performance on climate change 'very poor', says major EPA report
# 2020 Environment
# 2020 Environment

Irish performance on climate change 'very poor', says major EPA report

Nov 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 19,042 Views 53 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency today launched its State of the Environment report.

# climate-action - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Cabinet approves €108 million funding for Bord na Móna rehabilitation plan
# Boglands
# Boglands

Cabinet approves €108 million funding for Bord na Móna rehabilitation plan

Nov 24th 2020, 10:30 PM 20,184 Views 31 Comments

Environment and Climate Minister Eamon Ryan described the funding as a “major milestone”.

# climate-action - Friday 9 October, 2020

Grace O'Sullivan: You wait for one Climate Action Bill, then two come along
# Opinion
# Opinion

Grace O'Sullivan: You wait for one Climate Action Bill, then two come along

Oct 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,531 Views 28 Comments

MEP Grace O’Sullivan gives a broad welcome to Ireland’s Climate Action Bill and the EU’s Climate Law, both on the table this week.

# climate-action - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

'The impact of our actions on the planet is undeniable': Government launches Climate Action Bill
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

'The impact of our actions on the planet is undeniable': Government launches Climate Action Bill

Oct 7th 2020, 4:42 PM 13,649 Views 44 Comments

The 30-year programme commits to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

# climate-action - Friday 25 September, 2020

Greta Thunberg joins demonstrators outside Swedish Parliament for day of global climate protests
# Greta Thunberg
# Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg joins demonstrators outside Swedish Parliament for day of global climate protests

Sep 25th 2020, 12:54 PM 20,494 Views 54 Comments

Thunberg started her solo protests outside Sweden’s parliament in Stockholm on 20 August 2018.

# climate-action - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

'It will start getting cooler': Donald Trump dismisses climate change as cause of US wildfires
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'It will start getting cooler': Donald Trump dismisses climate change as cause of US wildfires

Sep 15th 2020, 7:29 AM 31,083 Views 71 Comments

At least 35 people have died as wildfires blaze in the western states of California, Oregon and Washington.

# climate-action - Friday 4 September, 2020

Ban on some single-use plastic and levy on disposable cups: The government's plan to tackle waste
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

Ban on some single-use plastic and levy on disposable cups: The government's plan to tackle waste

Sep 4th 2020, 1:35 PM 20,262 Views 48 Comments

The five-year plan aims to “place Ireland at the vanguard of EU efforts”.

# climate-action - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Climate activists glue themselves to the ground in London and block road around Parliament
# Extinction Rebellion
# Extinction Rebellion

Climate activists glue themselves to the ground in London and block road around Parliament

Sep 3rd 2020, 12:24 PM 23,085 Views 42 Comments

Extinction Rebellion and Animal Rebellion marked the third of 10 days of disruption in the city.

# climate-action - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution
# Solving Solar
# Solving Solar

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution

Aug 30th 2020, 9:00 PM 39,899 Views 33 Comments

We examine the key roadblocks that have limited small-scale solar power and if enough is now being done to hit impending EU targets.

# climate-action - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government
# Green Shoots
# Green Shoots

What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government

Jul 7th 2020, 6:10 AM 13,488 Views 30 Comments

There are big challenges ahead. Here’s what to look out for.

# climate-action - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Thunberg urges world to tackle climate change with same urgency as coronavirus
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Thunberg urges world to tackle climate change with same urgency as coronavirus

Jun 20th 2020, 12:14 PM 24,874 Views 174 Comments

The teenager hopes coronavirus will open up the discussion about deaths caused by climate change.

# climate-action - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Bord Na Mona to end peat harvesting, with €5 million going towards bog rehabilitation
# Just Transition
# Just Transition

Bord Na Mona to end peat harvesting, with €5 million going towards bog rehabilitation

Jun 16th 2020, 6:39 PM 24,333 Views 42 Comments

No compulsory redundancies are expected, as workers will be retrained to work in bog rehabilitation

# climate-action - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies fell by 8.7% last year
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies fell by 8.7% last year

Apr 22nd 2020, 1:52 PM 10,002 Views 22 Comments

Aviation emissions from flights within the European Economic Area to Ireland rose by 2.8%.

# climate-action - Friday 28 February, 2020

Greta Thunberg tells Bristol climate rally she 'will not be silent while world is on fire’
# Youth Strike 4 Climate
# Youth Strike 4 Climate

Greta Thunberg tells Bristol climate rally she 'will not be silent while world is on fire’

Feb 28th 2020, 8:15 PM 25,705 Views 95 Comments

Thunberg was the headline speaker at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate on College Green, Bristol.

# climate-action - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

'Banning children being driven to school' would improve air quality, says DCC official
# School Run No More
# School Run No More

'Banning children being driven to school' would improve air quality, says DCC official

Feb 18th 2020, 11:38 AM 26,128 Views 98 Comments

Brendan O’ Brien says it’s a hypothetical idea but would force solutions to be found.

# climate-action - Monday 17 February, 2020

Extinction Rebellion digs up Cambridge college lawn in environmental protest
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Extinction Rebellion digs up Cambridge college lawn in environmental protest

Feb 17th 2020, 10:20 PM 41,529 Views 52 Comments

Extinction Rebellion cited the college’s ‘ties with fossil fuel companies’ in its reasoning.

# climate-action - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

'I do feel let down': Midlands Bord na Móna workers in documentary on peat transition
# TG4
# TG4

'I do feel let down': Midlands Bord na Móna workers in documentary on peat transition

Feb 5th 2020, 12:47 PM 15,914 Views 19 Comments

The documentary will be aired at 9.30pm on TG4 tonight.

# climate-action - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Free public transport and a 50% cut in national dairy herd pledged by Solidarity-People Before Profit
# Planet Before Profit
# Planet Before Profit

Free public transport and a 50% cut in national dairy herd pledged by Solidarity-People Before Profit

Jan 29th 2020, 2:19 PM 20,412 Views 119 Comments

The party launched its climate action manifesto in Dublin today.

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