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# climate - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

'Our actions impact the air we breathe': Report highlights less traffic as key to better air
# Air Quality
# Air Quality

'Our actions impact the air we breathe': Report highlights less traffic as key to better air

Nov 23rd 2021, 6:15 AM 8,320 Views 24 Comments

Pollutants in Ireland’s air in 2020 exceeded guidelines from the World Health Organization.

# climate - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Why Ireland is currently 'unseasonably warm' and how it will change over the weekend
# Warm November Rain
# Warm November Rain

Why Ireland is currently 'unseasonably warm' and how it will change over the weekend

Nov 18th 2021, 12:50 PM 73,509 Views 29 Comments

Evelyn Cusack says it’s about the interplay between northern and southern air masses.

# climate - Monday 15 November, 2021

People under 60 likely to face ‘less liveable’ world, Mary Robinson says
# Climate
# Climate

People under 60 likely to face ‘less liveable’ world, Mary Robinson says

Updated Nov 15th 2021, 10:21 AM 26,738 Views 30 Comments

She said millions of people will be forced to leave their homes because of climate change.

# climate - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Weathering the storm: Where does Ireland go from here on climate change?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Weathering the storm: Where does Ireland go from here on climate change?

Nov 14th 2021, 7:00 PM 12,395 Views 22 Comments

We’ve spent the last six weeks diving into the climate crisis at The Good Information Project.

# climate - 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 13,720 Views 41 Comments

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

# climate - Friday 12 November, 2021

Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rainforest hit new record in October
# Amazon
# Amazon

Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rainforest hit new record in October

Nov 12th 2021, 9:40 PM 15,980 Views 27 Comments

An area more than half the size of the city of Rio de Janeiro of Amazon’s lush rainforest was cleared.

'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 3,717 Views 7 Comments

Negotiations have run overtime at previous COP summits.

# climate - Thursday 11 November, 2021

'We have to pull the brake': Wales has suspended building roads for the climate. Should Ireland?
# Red Light
# Red Light

'We have to pull the brake': Wales has suspended building roads for the climate. Should Ireland?

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 2:47 PM 29,382 Views 61 Comments
  • Wales has paused most new road projects pending a review of whether they are consistent with the country's climate targets.
  • Transport experts say focusing investment on public transport instead of roads would be a positive if done right in Ireland, Lauren Boland reports.
  • But in rural areas, there are concerns that a stop to road-building could cut isolated communities off even further.
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 31,404 Views 94 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 3,602 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 - 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 4,642 Views 8 Comments

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

# climate - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

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 5,003 Views 1 Comment

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

# climate - Monday 8 November, 2021

Countries must deliver on climate pledges, says COP26 president Alok Sharma
# Climate
# Climate

Countries must deliver on climate pledges, says COP26 president Alok Sharma

Nov 8th 2021, 8:02 AM 4,146 Views 1 Comment

The UN climate talks are entering their second week.

# climate - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Huge crowds of protesters take to the streets to call for climate action
# Climate Change Protests
# Climate Change Protests

Huge crowds of protesters take to the streets to call for climate action

Nov 6th 2021, 5:24 PM 26,976 Views 63 Comments

Marches have taken place in Dublin, Belfast and Glasgow and locations across the globe.

# climate - 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 8,554 Views 30 Comments

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

# climate - Thursday 4 November, 2021

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 41,019 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.
More than 20 countries and institutions promise to end overseas fossil fuel finance
# In The Ground
# In The Ground

More than 20 countries and institutions promise to end overseas fossil fuel finance

Updated Nov 4th 2021, 12:49 PM 8,611 Views 19 Comments

The US, the UK, New Zealand and other countries around the world have signed up to the pledge, though Ireland has not.

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 9,224 Views 4 Comments

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

# climate - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Much-awaited Climate Action Plan finalised by Cabinet sub-committee
# Doing Your Bit
# Doing Your Bit

Much-awaited Climate Action Plan finalised by Cabinet sub-committee

Updated Nov 3rd 2021, 10:23 PM 13,657 Views 26 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that all sectors of the economy will have to contribute to reducing emissions.

# climate - 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 13,909 Views 31 Comments

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

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 19,066 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.
'We need to cop on now': COP26 a 'critical moment' for global climate finance, committee hears
# Copping On
# Copping On

'We need to cop on now': COP26 a 'critical moment' for global climate finance, committee hears

Nov 2nd 2021, 4:22 PM 3,846 Views 1 Comment

The Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs heard from NGOs on the severe effects of the climate crisis in sub-Saharan Africa.

Israel minister to meet Johnson at COP26, day after being stopped entering summit in wheelchair
# Karine Elharrar
# Karine Elharrar

Israel minister to meet Johnson at COP26, day after being stopped entering summit in wheelchair

Nov 2nd 2021, 12:21 PM 20,067 Views 14 Comments

Karine Elharrar missed yesterday’s events when security staff would not let her car through.

# climate - Monday 1 November, 2021

Ireland split on whether to build a nuclear power station for clean energy
# Splitting The Atom
# Splitting The Atom

Ireland split on whether to build a nuclear power station for clean energy

Nov 1st 2021, 7:15 PM 30,063 Views 180 Comments

In a trade-off between tackling climate change and economic growth, more people would prioritise solving the climate crisis.

COP26: 'If you allow yourself to feel it, the heartbreak and the injustice is hard to bear'
# Catch Up On Cop
# Catch Up On Cop

COP26: 'If you allow yourself to feel it, the heartbreak and the injustice is hard to bear'

Nov 1st 2021, 7:01 PM 9,364 Views 24 Comments

Sign up to The Journal’s COP26 newsletter for daily updates and analysis from Glasgow over the next two weeks.

Climate change 'not a hypothetical threat', Biden tells COP26 summit
# Heating Up
# Heating Up

Climate change 'not a hypothetical threat', Biden tells COP26 summit

Updated Nov 1st 2021, 5:16 PM 17,659 Views 45 Comments

The Taoiseach said at COP26 that there is a unique opportunity to increase ambition and “turn the tide on climate change”.

# climate - Sunday 31 October, 2021

Attention turns to climate action on second day of G20 summit
# Rome
# Rome

Attention turns to climate action on second day of G20 summit

Oct 31st 2021, 7:47 AM 11,383 Views 18 Comments

World leaders yesterday endorsed a global 15% minimum corporate tax rate.

Nearly half of people in Ireland think the number of cows should be limited or reduced
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Nearly half of people in Ireland think the number of cows should be limited or reduced

Oct 31st 2021, 7:30 AM 33,116 Views 129 Comments

Climate experts have advised that reducing the number of cows in Ireland would have a significant impact for reducing emissions.

From adaptation to zero emissions: An A-Z of climate change in Ireland
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

From adaptation to zero emissions: An A-Z of climate change in Ireland

Oct 31st 2021, 7:30 AM 10,404 Views 10 Comments

Here’s your one-stop-shop guide to key climate terms.

# climate - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Young people have little faith in the government on climate, poll finds
# Survey Says
# Survey Says

Young people have little faith in the government on climate, poll finds

Oct 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 9,132 Views 39 Comments
  • Only one-third of people in Ireland - and just 11% of young adults - think the government is doing enough on climate, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Polling by Ireland Thinks has delved into the country's views on climate policies, actions, and where responsibility for creating change lies.
  • Green Party voters are overwhelmingly unsatisfied - 95% said the government, which their party is in, is not doing enough on climate.

# climate - Thursday 28 October, 2021

World faces growing threat of 'unbearable' heatwaves, experts warn
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

World faces growing threat of 'unbearable' heatwaves, experts warn

Oct 28th 2021, 9:17 AM 20,153 Views 67 Comments

The hottest place in the world is officially Death Valley, California.

# climate - 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 28,995 Views 99 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 12,106 Views 19 Comments

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

# climate - Sunday 24 October, 2021

China to aim to cut fossil energy use to below 20% by 2060
# Climate
# Climate

China to aim to cut fossil energy use to below 20% by 2060

Oct 24th 2021, 4:10 PM 11,288 Views 40 Comments

The country has been criticised for pushing ahead with opening dozens of new coal power plants.

# climate - 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 21,515 Views 39 Comments

Several EU officials insisted that there would be no ganging-up against Poland.

# climate - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

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 8,680 Views 9 Comments

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

# climate - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

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 6,615 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 15,099 Views 36 Comments

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

# climate - Monday 11 October, 2021

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 7,406 Views 57 Comments

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

# climate - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

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 32,924 Views 40 Comments

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

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