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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# climate action

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# school run no more
'Banning children being driven to school' would improve air quality, says DCC official
Brendan O’ Brien says it’s a hypothetical idea but would force solutions to be found.
# climate action
Extinction Rebellion digs up Cambridge college lawn in environmental protest
Extinction Rebellion cited the college’s ‘ties with fossil fuel companies’ in its reasoning.
# TG4
'I do feel let down': Midlands Bord na Móna workers in documentary on peat transition
The documentary will be aired at 9.30pm on TG4 tonight.
# Planet Before Profit
Free public transport and a 50% cut in national dairy herd pledged by Solidarity-People Before Profit
The party launched its climate action manifesto in Dublin today.
# climate action
Extinction Rebellion activists canvass in Dublin ahead of General Election
Canvassers said they were not recommending any particular political party on doorsteps.
# climate action
'We simply cannot waste any more time': Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg in Davos
President Donald Trump left the Swiss resort expressing regret he didn’t meet Thunberg.
# climate action
'They can't go green if they're in the red': Farmers won't become climate-friendly if subsidies are cut, warns IFA
The comments come on the same day Fine Gael launched its agriculture plans ahead of the upcoming election.
# carbon emissions
Government departments now 'carbon taxed' on air travel
The tax will be paid into the government’s Climate Action Fund every year.
# climate action
Motorists 'should reassess electric' when buying new cars as laws banning petrol, diesel cars being drafted
The minister said grants and subsidies will be removed ‘in due course’ for motorists buying electric vehicles.
# climate action
Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy
The government will also examine expanding the range of items allowed in the green bin and banning bulky waste from landfill.
# climate action
Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar
The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources must rise from 30% to 70% by 2030.
# Your Say
Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change?
Richard Bruton is set to tell a climate summit that Ireland will play its part in dealing with climate change.
# cop25
Bruton says country determined to play its part on climate as Ireland ranked lowest on action
Bruton’s is travelling to the COP25 climate summit in Madrid today.
# climate action
Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view
One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.
# Study
Irish newspaper coverage of climate change low by European standards and 'predominantly political'
Research found that climate science was generally not contested in Irish reporting.
# climate action
Ireland has spent €121m on carbon credits due to failure to reach emissions targets
The government will have to pay out additional funds next year.
# Climate Change
Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss
How Bord na Mona and ESB workers are treated is a major test for policymakers, says Ictu.
Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies
Patricia Devlin (73) is taking on the four-day strike in hopes of meeting Environment Minister Richard Bruton.
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
SF motion to prevent 5G rollout defeated, while party votes to ban balloon releases
The motion called for a review to establish the “independent facts” about the possible health impact of 5G rollout.
# climate action
Youth Assembly presents minister with recommendations on climate change after Dáil debate
More than 150 young people between the ages of 10 and 17 discussed climate issues facing Ireland in the Dáil yesterday.
# climate action
The security and sustainability of Ireland's energy is set to be reviewed
Ireland will be aiming to generate 70% of its electricity through renewable methods, Minister Bruton said.
Opinion: Our forests could be a brilliant antidote for our reliance on fossil fuels - here’s why
Investing in nature holds countless benefits, says Professor Kevin O’Connor.
Overwhelmed by climate change? Here are some practical ways to help tackle it
Engaging the political system will be more powerful than lifestyle changes, says Dr Cara Augustenborg.
Ireland's ecosystem is home to almost 16,500 species - here are 7 you may not have spotted
And importantly, how you can protect some of them.
Philip Boucher-Hayes: What to expect from an RTÉ programme about the climate crisis
The journalist has spearheaded a programme on Ireland’s climate crisis to be aired on RTÉ1 this Tuesday.
Jobs losses for the midlands as ESB announces closure of two peat plants
It comes following the refusal of planning permission sought through An Bord Pleanála.
# Climate protests
Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules
It follows a ban on protests in Trafalgar Square during two weeks of demonstrations in October.
# dáil gates
Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks
Varadkar said one of the benefits to climate change is warmer winters.
# name and shame
Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste
Minister Richard Bruton said he has met with all supermarket chains about reducing their waste.
# climate action
Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar
The Taoiseach said the way emissions are categorised will have to be changed.
# climate action
Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'
Cabinet ministers launched the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan today.
# climate action
Local councils will work under new 'carbon proofing' charter introduced by Government today
It is part of a wider overhaul of climate action measures within the Climate Action Plan.
# Waste
Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves
This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.
# hunger report
Climate change could lead to a rise in the already 'alarming' levels of world hunger
The number of people who are undernourished worldwide has risen to 822 million in 2018.
# fire drill fridays
Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington
The 81-year-old was arrested alongside 16 other protesters.
# climate action
'Greta is right to be angry': Mary Robinson says she was 'moved to tears' by Thunberg
Robinson was referring to Thunberg’s address at the Climate Action Summit in New York.
# climate action
Extinction Rebellion protesters have covered government climate department building with scientific papers
The papers were stuck to the department’s walls with paint rollers.
# climate action
Green measures: Here are the main environmental changes in Budget 2020
Donohoe said some of the changes were “critical steps to future-proof our transport system”.
# rebellion week
276 people arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests in London
Climate protests were held in cities around the globe today.
# extinction rebellion
'Our aim is to get people arrested': Climate activists gear up for week-long protest on streets of Dublin
Protesters are planning to block roads and cause disruption around the capital next week.