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# Climate Change

January 2024
Extreme weather events show Ireland's vulnerability to climate change, report says
UN expert slams UK over 'severe crackdowns' on climate protesters
Azerbaijan backtracks on plans for all-male committee to organise COP29
New flood forecasting centre now providing daily updates to local authorities
EU shuts legal case after Ireland finally submits years-late climate plan - but it's still unfinished
2023 confirmed as hottest year globally since modern records began, surpassing 2016 by a 'large margin'
Azerbaijan appoints former oil executive as president of COP29 climate talks
Last year
Pádraic Fogarty: Next year, we can't afford to be complacent about biodiversity
Pádraic Fogarty
New flood forecasting centre to open early next year
Met Éireann data shows 2023 was Ireland's warmest year on record
'Mobility hubs' to be rolled out across three Irish cities next year with car sharing facilities
Government to examine carbon capture and storage under new Climate Action Plan
Dreams of a white Christmas dashed, with scattered showers and sunny spells in store
Opinion: We can't roll our eyes at oil states at COP while missing our own climate targets
Sadhbh O' Neill
Analysis: Governments managed a COP deal in the end, but there is still so much left to do
The Explainer: Has the COP28 deal really ended the reign of fossil fuels?
Almost 200 countries agree landmark COP28 deal to 'transition away' from fossil fuels
Energy emissions not falling fast enough to stay within carbon budget
Farmer: 'We're in danger of becoming the climate scapegoats for fossil fuel interests'
Thomas Duffy
EU will not accept draft COP28 deal that has 'killed' hopes unless major changes made - Ryan
COP28 president warns 'failure is not an option' as he steps up pressure on fossil fuel deal
Panda diplomacy, shiny tech and coffee: How big emitters try to sell themselves at COP28
Azerbaijan to host next year's COP summit, says minister
Tánaiste announces €50 million funding for countries vulnerable to impacts of climate change
Opinion: 'Leaders, stop wringing your hands over the state you're leaving the planet to young people'
Gillian Barnett
Seychelles declares state of emergency after an explosion and major floods
McConalogue urged to tackle agriculture emissions as he prepares to co-host event with UAE
Fossil fuel debate heats up at COP28 as climate minister says carte blanches are 'not an option'
2023 on course to smash the record for the hottest year
World could breach 1.5C warming threshold in the next seven years, study warns
COP28 president defends position on science of phasing out fossil fuels
'They can't leave Gaza': The Palestinians fighting for climate in face of Israel's violations
“We had lots of initiatives from youth and from women who were going to talk about their work here – but they can’t leave Gaza.”
Ireland to develop carbon capture but 'can't use that as cover' for fossil fuels - Climate Minister
Behind the scenes, climate talks tussle with world falling far short of sticking to Paris Agreement
'Profound responsibility on our shoulders': Taoiseach pledges €25 million to climate damage fund
No plans for Ireland to commit to further cuts in methane emissions at COP28 - Taoiseach
Eamon Ryan: 'If we crack energy, we can crack climate'
Eamon Ryan
Millions pledged to new climate damage fund amid warning 2023 to break 'cacophony' of weather records
'Most important in years': Taoiseach heads to Dubai for COP28 climate change conference
Loss and damage: The complicated quest to help countries hit hardest by the climate crisis