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# cop26 - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Debunked: No, this photo doesn't show a COP26 electric bus being towed by a diesel truck
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# Factcheck

Debunked: No, this photo doesn't show a COP26 electric bus being towed by a diesel truck

Nov 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,066 Views 0 Comments
  • The photo was shared widely online as proof that electric buses at COP26 were not reliable.
  • However, the bus in the photograph is actually a hydrogen fuel bus and was never used in Glasgow, writes Brianna Parkins

# cop26 - Monday 15 November, 2021

Greta Thunberg calls COP26 deal 'vague' as Johnson says summit ‘tipping point’ for end of coal
# Cop26
# Cop26

Greta Thunberg calls COP26 deal 'vague' as Johnson says summit ‘tipping point’ for end of coal

Nov 15th 2021, 10:43 PM 10,537 Views 35 Comments

The COP26 summit ended at the weekend after weeks of negotiations.

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 26,737 Views 30 Comments

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

# cop26 - 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 12,388 Views 22 Comments

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

'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 7,661 Views 19 Comments

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

# cop26 - Saturday 13 November, 2021

'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 24,665 Views 37 Comments

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

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 13,718 Views 41 Comments

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

# cop26 - Friday 12 November, 2021

'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 activists deflate tyres of ‘luxury’ cars in Glasgow protest
# Cop26
# Cop26

Climate activists deflate tyres of ‘luxury’ cars in Glasgow protest

Nov 12th 2021, 10:30 AM 19,945 Views 52 Comments

Around 60 cars in the west end of Glasgow were targeted.

New draft of COP26 deal weakens language on fossil fuel phaseout
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

New draft of COP26 deal weakens language on fossil fuel phaseout

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 8:35 AM 7,032 Views 17 Comments

“The world is watching us,” COP26 President Alok Sharma told delegates.

# cop26 - Thursday 11 November, 2021

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 4,408 Views 8 Comments

The negotiations at COP26 in Glasgow are nearing their end.

Ireland joins group of countries working to phase out oil and gas exploration
# Cop26
# Cop26

Ireland joins group of countries working to phase out oil and gas exploration

Nov 11th 2021, 12:44 PM 8,343 Views 26 Comments

Several other countries have signed up to join this new alliance.

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.

# cop26 - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Mary Robinson says some world leaders failing to hit 'crisis mode' over climate change
# Cop26
# Cop26

Mary Robinson says some world leaders failing to hit 'crisis mode' over climate change

Nov 10th 2021, 10:28 PM 15,128 Views 28 Comments

The former president took aim at Australia, Saudi Arabia and others in an emotional interview today.

China and US unveil surprise climate pact at COP26 summit
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

China and US unveil surprise climate pact at COP26 summit

Nov 10th 2021, 9:40 PM 13,123 Views 11 Comments

Last week US President Joe Biden criticised the decision of China’s President Xi Jinping not to attend the Glasgow summit.

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 12,639 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 6,561 Views 11 Comments

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

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.

# cop26 - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

'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 7,621 Views 11 Comments

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

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 5,002 Views 1 Comment

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

# cop26 - Monday 8 November, 2021

Obama says world 'falling short' on climate change as Ryan says Ireland 'willing to step up'
# Cop26
# Cop26

Obama says world 'falling short' on climate change as Ryan says Ireland 'willing to step up'

Nov 8th 2021, 9:59 PM 18,575 Views 46 Comments

Here’s what happened at the UN climate summit in Glasgow today.

Eamon Ryan has said he took a second Covid-19 test because the first was 'inconclusive'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Eamon Ryan has said he took a second Covid-19 test because the first was 'inconclusive'

Nov 8th 2021, 6:52 PM 43,754 Views 60 Comments

A spokesperson said that the HSE had recommended a second test and that has returned a negative result.

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.

# cop26 - Sunday 7 November, 2021

Eamon Ryan will travel to Cop26 after second test gives negative Covid-19 result
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

Eamon Ryan will travel to Cop26 after second test gives negative Covid-19 result

Nov 7th 2021, 1:17 PM 52,412 Views 116 Comments

Minister Ryan had received news of a positive Covid-19 test on Saturday.

Opinion: The world should not fall into its old ableist habits as Covid re-openings continue
# Ableism
# Ableism

Opinion: The world should not fall into its old ableist habits as Covid re-openings continue

Nov 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 11,690 Views 9 Comments

Matt McCann says despite the challenges of Covid, some welcome changes have come for those with disabilities and those changes should not be lost.

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 6,325 Views 12 Comments

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

# cop26 - Saturday 6 November, 2021

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 50,433 Views 69 Comments

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

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 26,974 Views 64 Comments

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

Analysis: The argument that Ireland is too small to take climate action doesn’t hold up
# Green Jersey
# Green Jersey

Analysis: The argument that Ireland is too small to take climate action doesn’t hold up

Nov 6th 2021, 1:00 PM 15,714 Views 57 Comments

Despite our small size, we have a significant carbon footprint in global rankings

Poll: Have you been following the proceedings at Cop26?
# Cop26
# Cop26

Poll: Have you been following the proceedings at Cop26?

Nov 6th 2021, 9:33 AM 24,661 Views 51 Comments

Cop26 is a two-week long summit on climate change.

# cop26 - Friday 5 November, 2021

Greta Thunberg brands COP26 'a failure' as thousands of young people protest in Glasgow
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Greta Thunberg brands COP26 'a failure' as thousands of young people protest in Glasgow

Updated Nov 5th 2021, 4:30 PM 42,751 Views 192 Comments

At least 8,000 people, including Irish activists, took part in the march.

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 8,552 Views 30 Comments

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

# cop26 - Thursday 4 November, 2021

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 8,610 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.

# cop26 - 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 13,656 Views 26 Comments

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

COP26: Finance takes centre stage on day three of climate conference
# Finance Day
# Finance Day

COP26: Finance takes centre stage on day three of climate conference

Nov 3rd 2021, 9:21 AM 6,932 Views 5 Comments

450 financial firms will commit to align over $130 trillion worth of assets with a net zero target by 2050.

Opinion: Can ethical investing really help in the fight against climate change?
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# Pensions For Planet

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

Nov 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 6,155 Views 6 Comments

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

# cop26 - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

'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 16,878 Views 50 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."
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 19,060 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 3,843 Views 2 Comments

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

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