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#CLIMATE CRISIS

# climate-crisis - Last year 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 13,786 Views 18 Comments

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

'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 7,866 Views 19 Comments

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

'Our fragile planet is hanging by a thread': COP26 deal agreed by global leaders
# Glasgow Climate Pact
# Glasgow Climate Pact

'Our fragile planet is hanging by a thread': COP26 deal agreed by global leaders

Nov 13th 2021, 7:56 PM 24,783 Views 38 Comments

Negotiations ran into overtime at the summit with some last-minute changes to the final deal.

'We must not fail': Negotiations continue at COP26 as scheduled deadline nears
# Cop26
# Cop26

'We must not fail': Negotiations continue at COP26 as scheduled deadline nears

Nov 12th 2021, 3:48 PM 3,759 Views 7 Comments

Negotiations have run overtime at previous COP summits.

UN chief says climate pledges 'hollow' without phase out of fossil fuels
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

UN chief says climate pledges 'hollow' without phase out of fossil fuels

Nov 11th 2021, 6:55 PM 4,443 Views 8 Comments

The negotiations at COP26 in Glasgow are nearing their end.

Ryan announces €60m in funding for community climate projects
# Environment
# Environment

Ryan announces €60m in funding for community climate projects

Nov 10th 2021, 8:52 PM 12,708 Views 31 Comments

Ryan also announced the launch of a new National Dialogue on Climate Action

COP26 draft cover deal 'good' but needs to be 'strengthened', Eamon Ryan says
# Cop26
# Cop26

COP26 draft cover deal 'good' but needs to be 'strengthened', Eamon Ryan says

Nov 10th 2021, 3:59 PM 6,611 Views 11 Comments

A draft version of a potential agreement for the UN climate summit was released this morning.

'This COP cannot save the world': Will this year's UN climate summit have a dramatic outcome?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'This COP cannot save the world': Will this year's UN climate summit have a dramatic outcome?

Nov 9th 2021, 7:30 PM 7,715 Views 11 Comments

Any deals or agreements reached at COP26 will be very technical and require a lot of scrutiny, experts say.

UN environment body: World needs to cut emissions 7 times faster to stay within 1.5C warming
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

UN environment body: World needs to cut emissions 7 times faster to stay within 1.5C warming

Nov 9th 2021, 4:22 PM 5,342 Views 11 Comments

The UN body has said new emissions goals will barely affect global heating

One week down, one to go: what exactly has been done so far at COP26?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

One week down, one to go: what exactly has been done so far at COP26?

Nov 7th 2021, 7:30 AM 6,402 Views 13 Comments

Greta Thunberg said on Friday: “It is not a secret that COP26 is a failure.” Is she right?

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan tests positive for Covid-19
# Cop26
# Cop26

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan tests positive for Covid-19

Nov 6th 2021, 7:27 PM 50,550 Views 69 Comments

Minister Ryan was supposed to travel to Glasgow tomorrow for the COP26 climate summit.

The Government's long-awaited Climate Action Plan is out - here's what's in it
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

The Government's long-awaited Climate Action Plan is out - here's what's in it

Nov 4th 2021, 4:10 PM 41,442 Views 125 Comments
  • The long-awaited revised Climate Action Plan sets out how Ireland intends to meet tight climate targets over the next nine years.
  • It raises the target for renewable-sourced electricity from 70% to 80%, which will involve increased solar, onshore wind, and offshore wind power.
  • The agriculture sector, which is responsible for the most greenhouse gases, has been targeted with the lowest emissions reduction.
Opinion: Can ethical investing really help in the fight against climate change?
# Pensions For Planet
# Pensions For Planet

Opinion: Can ethical investing really help in the fight against climate change?

Nov 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 6,488 Views 6 Comments

Pensions expert Ralph Benson looks at the rise of ethical investing and how it can benefit the planet.

'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 17,012 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."
'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 9,697 Views 11 Comments

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

COP26: Climate summit described as 'last, best hope' to meet 1.5 degree goal
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

COP26: Climate summit described as 'last, best hope' to meet 1.5 degree goal

Oct 31st 2021, 1:21 PM 10,486 Views 31 Comments

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin will attend a two-day world leaders summit as part of COP26.

The world's most crucial climate summit is starting - sign up to get our daily newsletter
# Cop26
# Cop26

The world's most crucial climate summit is starting - sign up to get our daily newsletter

Oct 31st 2021, 10:45 AM 20,990 Views 38 Comments

We’ll be bringing you daily updates and analysis from COP26 in Glasgow.

COP26 officially starts today - here's how The Journal will be covering it
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

COP26 officially starts today - here's how The Journal will be covering it

Oct 31st 2021, 6:30 AM 6,796 Views 0 Comments

Keep up-to-date with the latest from the COP26 summit.

Opinion: Can COP26 produce the goods? Ask me again in ten years' time
# Cop26
# Cop26

Opinion: Can COP26 produce the goods? Ask me again in ten years' time

Oct 30th 2021, 5:00 PM 5,558 Views 4 Comments

It is time to cop on, end the empty promises and sickening cross-sectoral greenwashing, writes MEP Grace O’Sullivan.

Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that

Oct 30th 2021, 7:45 AM 7,883 Views 7 Comments

The Irish climate campaigner says framing COP26 as the focal point of global climate action is robbing us of our own collective power.

Opinion: Will things be different at COP26 this year? Yes. There's a sense of urgency in the air
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Opinion: Will things be different at COP26 this year? Yes. There's a sense of urgency in the air

Oct 29th 2021, 10:47 PM 6,839 Views 17 Comments

Addressing the injustice of the climate crisis must be central to discussions at COP26, writes Ciarán Cuffe.

'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 29,253 Views 100 Comments

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

'Is this good enough anymore?': Why years of 'media silence' around climate won't return
# Climate News
# Climate News

'Is this good enough anymore?': Why years of 'media silence' around climate won't return

Oct 25th 2021, 7:30 AM 12,224 Views 19 Comments

US journalist Mark Hertsgaard said: “The main thing is to play the story as big as the story is.”

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer

Oct 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,599 Views 36 Comments

Budget 2021 won’t bring long-term equality and fairness with the spectre of climate change, writes Dr Shana Cohen.

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:10 AM 9,832 Views 13 Comments

Emissions from Ireland in 2020 failed to stay within the allocation set by the EU.

How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines
# Is The Coast Clear?
# Is The Coast Clear?

How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines

Oct 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 34,120 Views 18 Comments
  • Projects to safeguard Irish railways from climate change long-term are at early stages, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Coastal erosion on the south-east line and flooding in Ballycar have been exacerbated by climate change.
  • However, it could be up to 10 years before the measures are fully implemented.
Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner

Oct 20th 2021, 12:43 PM 8,867 Views 9 Comments

The plan to set up this commission was included in the Programme for Government.

Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers
# Carbon Footprint
# Carbon Footprint

Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers

Oct 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 17,474 Views 17 Comments
  • Facebook has flagged advertisements from three Irish gas suppliers for not including a particular disclaimer, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Energia, Electric Ireland and Calor Ireland have run ads that encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint by becoming a customer.
  • Climate campaigners are calling for an EU-wide ban on fossil fuel advertising, which an Irish MEP says they would support.
The world's biggest climate summit kicks off soon - here's what you need to know
# Cop26
# Cop26

The world's biggest climate summit kicks off soon - here's what you need to know

Oct 17th 2021, 9:00 PM 10,042 Views 17 Comments

“The main thing will be whether there is a willingness to do business or not.”

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What is the issue with farm subsidies and nature?
# Cash Cow
# Cash Cow

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What is the issue with farm subsidies and nature?

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 12:31 PM 5,603 Views 1 Comment

Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and journalist Ella McSweeney tell Susan Daly how agri-subsidies are encouraging farmers to cut back on nature.

'This can't just be politics as usual': What are the EU's main climate goals?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'This can't just be politics as usual': What are the EU's main climate goals?

Oct 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 5,302 Views 8 Comments

Let’s explore the Green Deal and the EU’s other plans and policies around climate.

Carbon tax, transport investment: The main climate measures at the centre of today's Budget
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Carbon tax, transport investment: The main climate measures at the centre of today's Budget

Oct 12th 2021, 4:15 PM 6,656 Views 7 Comments

The minister for finance said that “future generations will not tolerate inaction” on the climate.

'The world is burning': Donohoe confirms further carbon tax increase by €7.50 per tonne
# Carbon Tax
# Carbon Tax

'The world is burning': Donohoe confirms further carbon tax increase by €7.50 per tonne

Oct 12th 2021, 2:15 PM 15,556 Views 36 Comments

The increase will take effect from midnight on petrol and diesel.

World leaders 'must honour' climate targets or 'fail as one', head of Cop26 warns
# Cop26
# Cop26

World leaders 'must honour' climate targets or 'fail as one', head of Cop26 warns

Oct 12th 2021, 7:21 AM 3,773 Views 4 Comments

Alok Sharma urged countries to honour the Paris climate accord agreed in 2015.

Open Thread: What actions do you think the government should take on the climate crisis?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open Thread: What actions do you think the government should take on the climate crisis?

Oct 11th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,438 Views 58 Comments

Ahead of the government’s new climate action plan, we want to hear what you think it needs to prioritise.

Climate change the biggest single health threat facing humanity, warns WHO
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Climate change the biggest single health threat facing humanity, warns WHO

Oct 11th 2021, 5:23 PM 8,945 Views 36 Comments

Burning of fossil fuels is killing us, UN health body warns ahead of Cop26 summit.

Poll: How worried are you about the climate crisis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How worried are you about the climate crisis?

Oct 11th 2021, 10:00 AM 30,147 Views 75 Comments

Global warming will continue to increase unless there is a drastic reduction in emissions.

The Good Information Project is turning its attention to the climate crisis
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

The Good Information Project is turning its attention to the climate crisis

Oct 11th 2021, 12:10 AM 5,488 Views 17 Comments

The next cycle of The Good Information Project will take a more in-depth look at the climate crisis.

Growth in electricity demand due to data centres 'unlike anything Ireland has seen in 100 years'
# Power
# Power

Growth in electricity demand due to data centres 'unlike anything Ireland has seen in 100 years'

Oct 5th 2021, 6:24 PM 33,285 Views 40 Comments

Data centres are ‘disproportionately’ adding to Ireland’s energy demands, an Oireachtas Committee has heard.

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 13,111 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.