Irish government planning framework for what Ireland will, or should, look like in 2040
The latest policies, legislation, and case law on climate, energy and emissions, trade agreements, and EIA.
EEA report on adaptation measures that are being implemented throughout the EU and how such measures are and can be financed
Recent study by Carbon Tracker and Grantham Institute at Imperial College London on how and when solar PV and EVs will replace fossil fuels
A recent study by the governments in the island of Ireland concludes that fracking must be rejected at this time
We need the Advisory Council to be proactive but so far it has shown only reticence
On the state of the environment in Ireland in 2016, but with some pressing issues passed over
Current efforts to fight to protect the environment even in the face of deep concerns about immigration, austerity budgets, terrorism and Brexit
Dealing with low probability flooding that has large consequences
The conversation about Irish farming has been fundamentally changed and no one can now claim more money for Irish farm production is only so the poor of the world can be fed.
An assessment of fracking by the UK Climate Change Commission raises serious questions about whether fracking is inconsistent with the UK 2050 GHG target and interim carbon budgets
As we move from fossil fuels to renewables, are we also ready for a similar revolution against industrial agriculture and in favor of local, diversified farming
The Conservative government in the UK has opposed many environmental protection efforts and renewable energy initiatives, and we can certainly expect more of the same if the UK leaves the EU.
A recent report from SEAI shows that Ireland is facing substantial fines for missing its energy targets
The free ride for agriculture as Ireland fails to meet its GHG emission reductions, and who is going to pay for the ride
PBL Netherlands and others on the health and environmental benefits of reducing consumption of animal products
EEA on how emissions from the transport sector, which keep on growing, represent a significant challenge for meeting EU targets for reducing GHGs
Cities occupy 3% of Earth’s land, and house 50% of the world’s population, and account for about 60-80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions – what happens in cities matters for climate change.
How forests retain excess rainwater reducing adverse impacts from flooding and droughts.
The Irish EPA needs to be more concrete and transparent with what it intends to do over the next 5 years to protect the environment
On attempts by vested interests, particularly in agriculture, to undermine protections against methane in proposed EU Directive
A good old-fashioned thunderous sermon from the mount on the risks from climate change and the blocks to climate action
On how climate change is currently influencing Europe and how it is expected to impact in the future on agriculture and soils
On how wind and biomass help Ireland meet its EU GHG emission targets and contribute to the wider Irish economy with jobs and macroeconomic benefits