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Explainer: Here's how (and why) sectors are being told to cut their emissions
There’s been push and pull within government over the limits, especially in relation to agriculture.
Eamon Ryan says sectoral emissions limits to 'hopefully' be done by end of month
The targets were first outlined last November in the Climate Action Plan.
Pilot killed after firefighting plane crashes in Portugal
A heatwave has left much of southwestern Europe sweltering over the past week.
Wildfires spreading in European countries hit by second heatwave in a matter of weeks
Heatwaves are becoming more frequent and intense due to climate change.
Intense heat incoming as Met Éireann warns climate change raises chance of record-breaking temps
Temperatures could reach over 30 in some areas and may bring a ‘tropical night’.
Kenya drought: Children going hungry and women needing to 'beg' for support for the first time
An inside look at a malnutrition clinic for women and children in Northern Kenya.
'The conflict takes two forms': How worsening droughts are fuelling tensions in Kenya
In times of drought, farmers move their animals to look for water and pasture. This can create a rift with crop farmers.
Mostly dry and cloudy week ahead but temperatures set to hit mid-20s
Met Éireann said this week will be cloudy but the weather will become warmer towards the end of the week.
'The ocean is not a rubbish dump': UN tells leaders to take action on protecting seas
At the heart of a draft biodiversity treaty is a plan to designate 30% of land and oceans as protected zones by 2030.
US Supreme Court limits government powers to curb greenhouse gases
The decision sets back Biden’s hopes of using the EPA to bring down emissions to meet global climate goals.
'All of the animals will die': Kenyan farmers in crisis during worst drought in 40 years
Concern brought The Journal and other media to Kenya to report on the impacts of drought.
G7 countries disappoint with 'loophole' for fossil fuel financing
Leaders agreed to allow public investment in new international fossil fuel projects under certain conditions.
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European countries are seeking alternatives to Russian gas – and now some are looking towards coal.
The Good Information Podcast: The EU and You - how can Irish citizens steer Europe's course?
Where is the EU leading us on climate and common defence?
Europe heatwaves: Ireland unlikely to see 40+ degrees 'anytime soon', climate expert says
Countries like Spain and France have been experiencing a blistering June heatwave.
Countries like Spain and France have been experiencing a blistering June heatwave.
Heatwaves occurring earlier in the year can be expected with climate change.
But Ireland will not see the intense heat of 40+ degrees "anytime soon", an expert said.
Emissions limits for sectors due to be signed off before Dáil summer recess
Spain sizzles in unseasonal heatwave for second time in two months
Emissions limits for sectors due to be signed off before Dáil summer recess
The legally binding limits will set out the total emissions allowed from different sectors such as electricity and agriculture.
Spain sizzles in unseasonal heatwave for second time in two months
Temperature warnings are in place for most of the country with highs of more than 40 degrees, an unusual sight for June.
Opinion: We are all climate reporters now
The public is telling the media what it wants, writes Dr David Robbins, and that is trustworthy, engaging climate coverage.
MEPs signal discontent at proposal to label gas and nuclear as 'sustainable' energy sources
Two EU committees have formally objected to the contentious proposal from the European Commission.
Scientists use satellite data to detect offshore methane leak for the first time
Methane is responsible for roughly 30 percent of the global rise in temperatures to date.
Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others
Ukraine conflict has exacerbated Covid disruptions and rising costs of energy and fertilisers – and not just in the EU.
Department of Environment reports worst progress on Climate Action Plan of any department
Only 59% of climate measures that were due to be completed by March were delivered.
EU Parliament rejects emissions trading reform over 'watering-down' by right-wing parties
MEPs also voted to back a European Commission proposal for a total ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035.
The Good Information Podcast: Climate change - are our targets even ambitious enough?
It’s the issue of our time, and we almost certainly aren’t doing enough.
‘Particular concern' over agri sector's plan to cut emissions as key details still missing
The sector must give more detail on how it will reduce methane emissions in particular, an EPA report said this week.
Ireland's emissions rose last year as 'significant gap' remains between ambition and action
Ireland’s overall emissions are estimated to have increased by 6% in 2021 after a drop in 2020.
Agri-reliant countries must pave way for cutting agriculture emissions, says New Zealand expert
No sector can yet say it is doing enough to fight the climate crisis, according to a climate ambassador.
Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF
One in every five deaths around the world in children under age 5 is caused by severe acute malnutrition, according to a new report.
Climate action must ‘take the world back from the abyss it is heading towards’ - Taoiseach
The Taoiseach said he is concerned not everyone “really gets a sense of how serious this is”.
Persistent heatwave in India and Pakistan highlights climate crisis devastation
The extended hot and dry weather has consequences for water shortages, energy supply, and air quality.
FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?
Turf and other solid fuels contribute to air pollution – which can have damaging health effects.
'How many deaths should we tolerate?': Eamon Ryan compares turf plans to the smoking ban
Govt told to 'go back to the bog' as Taoiseach pledges 'no ban on use of turf this year'
Energy consumption and emissions make post-pandemic jump
As restrictions lifted in 2021, energy use and related emissions moved in the opposite direction of climate goals.
Climate protesters arrested in Scotland over blockading of oil terminal
The activists demand that the British Government ends new oil and gas projects in the UK.
At least one in five reptile species threatened by extinction in biodiversity crisis
Before now, researchers did not have a comprehensive picture of the risk to reptiles.
Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar
Concerns were raised about turf not being available for sale in shops, particularly given the energy crisis and rising inflation.
Government measures to cut fuel costs should be 'better focused', climate advisory body says
A letter from the Climate Change Advisory Council said the war in Ukraine and energy crisis “further emphasises” the need to cut fossil fuel reliance.
NI and Republic should co-operate more on climate change, new report urges
It also calls for more investment in an all-island energy network and as more co-operation on tourism.
'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil
A motion to approve the budgets passed through the Dáil without a vote due to little opposition.
Government response to climate crisis ‘inadequate’, Ivana Bacik says
Micheál Martin said a Just Transition Commission would be set up at the end of the year.
Poll: Do you plan to take shorter showers to cut costs and save energy?
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said yesterday that “energy efficiency makes sense at any time”.