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# climate-action - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Government leaders fail to reach agreement on agriculture emissions reduction targets
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Government leaders fail to reach agreement on agriculture emissions reduction targets

Updated Jul 26th 2022, 8:14 PM 23,584 Views 63 Comments

Negotiations are set to continue tonight and tomorrow morning.

# climate-action - Wednesday 6 July, 2022

EU Parliament votes down objection to divisive 'sustainable' label for nuclear and gas
# Energy
# Energy

EU Parliament votes down objection to divisive 'sustainable' label for nuclear and gas

Jul 6th 2022, 12:03 PM 11,552 Views 31 Comments

Ireland’s two Fianna Fáil MEPs took opposite sides of the debate.

# climate-action - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Department of Environment reports worst progress on Climate Action Plan of any department
# Hot Water
# Hot Water

Department of Environment reports worst progress on Climate Action Plan of any department

Jun 9th 2022, 2:54 PM 11,457 Views 10 Comments

Only 59% of climate measures that were due to be completed by March were delivered.

# climate-action - Monday 4 April, 2022

How can citizens take climate action? Avoid long-haul flights and eat less meat, UN experts say
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

How can citizens take climate action? Avoid long-haul flights and eat less meat, UN experts say

Apr 4th 2022, 10:28 PM 21,752 Views 44 Comments

“Avoid, shift, improve” are ways individuals can curb climate emissions, a landmark UN report said.

# climate-action - Saturday 19 March, 2022

Climate Action Delivery Board scraps requirement for itself to report to Government every quarter
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Climate Action Delivery Board scraps requirement for itself to report to Government every quarter

Updated Mar 19th 2022, 1:20 PM 16,782 Views 17 Comments

The Board is also no longer required to present an annual progress report to Government.

# climate-action - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Government announces plans for grants to cover up to 50% of cost for deep home retrofit
# Retrofitting
# Retrofitting

Government announces plans for grants to cover up to 50% of cost for deep home retrofit

Updated Feb 8th 2022, 6:45 PM 78,014 Views 115 Comments
  • Up to 50% of deep retrofitting costs will be covered under the new grant scheme.
  • Grants of as much as around €25,000 will be offered for private homes to cover half the costs of a deep retrofit.

# climate-action - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Clear climate information can strongly affect support for action, Irish study finds
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Clear climate information can strongly affect support for action, Irish study finds

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 1:21 PM 13,256 Views 23 Comments
  • A new Irish study has investigated the public's understanding of climate change and how it affects support for action, Lauren Boland reports.
  • People who are provided with information about climate change and its causes are more likely to be in favour of measures to tackle it.
  • But we tend to underestimate the benefits of high-impact actions, such as eating less meat, and overestimate low-impact actions like recycling.

# climate-action - Friday 7 January, 2022

At least five Irish MEPs to oppose contentious 'green' label for gas and nuclear power
# Climate
# Climate

At least five Irish MEPs to oppose contentious 'green' label for gas and nuclear power

Updated Jan 7th 2022, 3:10 PM 26,940 Views 54 Comments
  • Five Irish MEPs will oppose a controversial green label for natural gas and nuclear power, with others still to decide, Lauren Boland reports.
  • The European Commission proposal would classify gas and nuclear as sustainable investments, which has sparked backlash from anti-nuclear countries.
  • Ireland's Department of Finance and the Department of the Environment are now considering the draft text.

# climate-action - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Ireland missed its overall renewable energy target for 2020
# Targets
# Targets

Ireland missed its overall renewable energy target for 2020

Dec 15th 2021, 4:56 PM 11,879 Views 19 Comments

Ireland’s overall share of renewable energy in 2020 was 13.5% and the target was 16%.

# climate-action - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

'Critical gaps' between government's climate plans and what it's actually doing - report
# Actions And Words
# Actions And Words

'Critical gaps' between government's climate plans and what it's actually doing - report

Updated Dec 8th 2021, 4:38 PM 13,746 Views 18 Comments

The Climate Change Advisory Council is concerned about missed targets and delayed measures inhibiting efforts to fight the climate crisis.

# climate-action - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Poll: Would you get solar panels for your home?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you get solar panels for your home?

Nov 28th 2021, 10:54 AM 72,057 Views 140 Comments

Solar panels can be used to generate electricity or hot water.

# climate-action - Saturday 27 November, 2021

Climate action benefits are not just environmental, says Ryan
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Climate action benefits are not just environmental, says Ryan

Nov 27th 2021, 6:13 PM 14,006 Views 51 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan spoke at the party’s national convention this evening.

# climate-action - Monday 15 November, 2021

74% of young car owners plan to cut down on trips or switch to electric, poll finds
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

74% of young car owners plan to cut down on trips or switch to electric, poll finds

Nov 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,415 Views 38 Comments

However, 32% of car owners overall do not plan on making any change to the number of journeys they take.

# climate-action - Sunday 14 November, 2021

'It's not nearly enough': Some positives to COP26 deal, but experts say much more is needed
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'It's not nearly enough': Some positives to COP26 deal, but experts say much more is needed

Nov 14th 2021, 4:49 PM 7,822 Views 19 Comments

The reaction to the Glasgow Climate Pact has been mixed across the world.

# climate-action - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Ryan says Europe faces 'critical moment' as COP26 negotiations continue
# Climate
# Climate

Ryan says Europe faces 'critical moment' as COP26 negotiations continue

Updated Nov 13th 2021, 3:25 PM 13,771 Views 39 Comments

Negotiations at the Glasgow summit have continued into the weekend with deliberations over specific points.

# climate-action - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Poll: Should Ireland suspend building roads for the climate?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland suspend building roads for the climate?

Nov 11th 2021, 8:04 AM 31,614 Views 95 Comments

Wales has temporarily stopped building new roads, pending a review of projects as part of climate measures.

World leaders urged to help negotiators in push for climate deal as COP26 enters final 48 hours
# Climate
# Climate

World leaders urged to help negotiators in push for climate deal as COP26 enters final 48 hours

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 7:14 AM 3,633 Views 11 Comments
  • The conference has entered the last 48 hours of scheduled talks – but could overrun.
  • Yesterday, the UK COP presidency published a first draft of a deal that could be struck in Glasgow.
  • Eamon Ryan said yesterday the draft deal is "good" but needs more elements added to it.

# climate-action - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Draft COP26 pact calls for countries to strengthen climate action in 2022
# Climate
# Climate

Draft COP26 pact calls for countries to strengthen climate action in 2022

Nov 10th 2021, 8:11 AM 4,688 Views 5 Comments

The draft ‘cover decision’ has been published by the UK COP26 Presidency.

# climate-action - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Coillte decides not to sell forest lands in Wicklow after 'people power wins out'
# Killegar
# Killegar

Coillte decides not to sell forest lands in Wicklow after 'people power wins out'

Nov 9th 2021, 5:34 PM 38,463 Views 25 Comments

The 39 acres were listed as ‘agricultural land’ for €250,000.

Negotiations continue at COP26 as focus turns to women’s role in climate fight
# Climate
# Climate

Negotiations continue at COP26 as focus turns to women’s role in climate fight

Nov 9th 2021, 6:46 AM 5,028 Views 1 Comment

Ministers are also set to speak on their countries’ approach to tackling crisis.

# climate-action - Friday 5 November, 2021

Youth activists to march through Glasgow demanding climate action at COP26
# Cop26
# Cop26

Youth activists to march through Glasgow demanding climate action at COP26

Nov 5th 2021, 8:16 AM 8,617 Views 30 Comments

Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate to join protesters on the streets.

# climate-action - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Government's much-awaited climate action plan will be published today
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Government's much-awaited climate action plan will be published today

Nov 4th 2021, 8:33 AM 13,164 Views 59 Comments

The three coalition leaders are expected to officially unveil the document later today.

Five people arrested as hundreds of activists march in COP26 protests
# Glasgow
# Glasgow

Five people arrested as hundreds of activists march in COP26 protests

Nov 4th 2021, 6:44 AM 9,283 Views 3 Comments

Two of the arrests took place after a number of officers were sprayed with paint.

# climate-action - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

‘A cold lesson for farmers’: Panelists say agriculture must lower emissions but sector needs support
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

‘A cold lesson for farmers’: Panelists say agriculture must lower emissions but sector needs support

Nov 2nd 2021, 9:16 PM 14,055 Views 31 Comments

The Journal hosted a panel in Athlone this evening to discuss COP26 and Ireland’s role in climate action.

'Every second of delay makes our task that bit bigger': Taoiseach delivers Irish COP26 address
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'Every second of delay makes our task that bit bigger': Taoiseach delivers Irish COP26 address

Updated Nov 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 16,972 Views 51 Comments
  • The Taoiseach said that the world is already seeing the "serious impacts" of climate change.
  • Micheál Martin delivered Ireland's national statement from the COP26 summit in Glasgow.
  • He added: "If we act decisively now, we will offer humanity the most valuable prize of all – a liveable planet."
Dáil hears there are 'no proposals' to cull cattle as 80 countries sign pledge to cut methane
# Emissions
# Emissions

Dáil hears there are 'no proposals' to cull cattle as 80 countries sign pledge to cut methane

Updated Nov 2nd 2021, 4:59 PM 19,234 Views 59 Comments
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin addressed the COP26 summit this afternoon.
  • He said earlier that he size of the country’s cattle population should “remain stable”.
  • Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue said a reduction in average slaughter age from 27 months to 24 months would help reduce emissions.
COP26: World leaders sign up to multibillion-dollar pledge to end deforestation by 2030
# Deforestation
# Deforestation

COP26: World leaders sign up to multibillion-dollar pledge to end deforestation by 2030

Updated Nov 2nd 2021, 11:15 AM 12,190 Views 27 Comments

The pledge is endorsed by more than 100 leaders representing over 85% of the world’s forests.

# climate-action - Monday 1 November, 2021

'Cautiously optimistic': Are Irish people going to COP26 feeling hopeful about the summit?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'Cautiously optimistic': Are Irish people going to COP26 feeling hopeful about the summit?

Nov 1st 2021, 9:26 PM 9,685 Views 11 Comments

We asked some of the Irish people heading to Glasgow: Are you feeling hopeful going into COP26?

# 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

Oct 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 17,723 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

Oct 25th 2021, 5:51 PM 29,234 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

Oct 23rd 2021, 12:30 PM 6,221 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 21,582 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 8,359 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 6,463 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 15,606 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 20,245 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 26,056 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 13,096 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 9,839 Views 51 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 37,419 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.
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