Summary of agency and organisation reports. Updated first of each month.

Towards a New Agricultural and Food Policy for Ireland

Three environmental coalitions have produced a position paper offering recommendations for the government for a much needed shift in Irish agriculture policy.  

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Agriculture and Water

An EEA report on the adverse impacts on water resources from agricultural practices 

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1 May 2021

More eCars Does Not Equate to Reduced Carbon Emissions: Why Not?

Selling more electric cars does not necessarily reduce carbon emissions from passenger cars.

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1 Apr 2021

WWF Recommendations for Third River Basin Management Plans

Recommendations on priorities and measures that can be incorporated with basin-specific measures in each Member State’s Third RBMP

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1 Mar 2021

An Outsiders’ View of the Irish Climate Change Advisory Council: Spot On

An independent evaluation on how the Irish Climate Change Advisory Council can build on its strengths

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1 Feb 2021

Covid, Climate and Health: The Lancet Countdown

Converging crises of health, Covid-19 and climate breakdown

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1 Jan 2021

What Does the Road Ahead Look Like for Electric Cars? Well posted

Driving into a new “Emobility Era.” 

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1 Dec 2020

Let’s Not Forget Pollution

While recently climate change has dominated environmental discourse, with biodiversity also stressed, an EEA study reminds us that pollution remains a major challenge

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1 Nov 2020

A Report on Climate Risks to U. S. Financial Systems: A Wake-Up Call for Regulators

Markets are not good at dealing with low-probability but high-impact climate risks.  Regulatory action is critical.

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1 Oct 2020

Infrastructure: hidden but critical

How to strengthen the resilience of the infrastructure to avoid disruptions

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1 Sep 2020

Dangers from Particulate Matter in Small Towns in Ireland: Time to Ban Peat and Wood as well as Coal?

Not just coal, but peat and wood are major contributors to particulate matter pollution in small towns in Ireland

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1 Aug 2020

Defending Those Who Defend the Environment

Report on how to defend the defendants of the environment

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1 Jul 2020

Report on Destructive Nature of Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Ireland

Report from Friends of the Earth Ireland on why and how subsidies for gas are causing more GHGs and environmental harms.

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1 Jun 2020

Environmental Injustice, Roma Style

A study of environmental racism against Roma communities in Central and Eastern Europe by European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the European Roma Grassroots Organisations Network (ERGO) and Environmental Justice

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1 May 2020

The First and Last Mile of Transport: EEA Sustainable Urban Transport Report

EEA report on the viability of transport options for short distance travel in cities, as well as ways of making urban freight transport more sustainable.

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1 Apr 2020

Land Use Polices for UK Net Zero Economy: The Committee on Climate Change Report

Land use policies that will be necessary for reaching the UK commitment for a Net Zero economy by 2050.

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1 Mar 2020

The Haves and Have Nots: Oxfam on “Extreme Carbon Inequality”

Climate policies and actions must deliver relief for those least at fault and most at risk from climate breakdown

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1 Feb 2020

Irish Climate Inaction: From Lagging to Begrudging

The Irish government current positions on climate action seem like Green Washing rather than any substantive change of heart or mind.

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1 Jan 2020

Automated, Electric and Shared Transport Are Not Enough. We Must also Have Zero Emissions and Sound Urban Planning

Transformative tech fixes in transport are necessary but insufficient, as zero emissions and smart urban planning are also required

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1 Dec 2019

Soil and Land and Climate Breakdown: An EEA Signals Report

The report reminds us that all our climate problems are not only above us in the atmosphere, but also under our feet on the land and its soil.

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1 Nov 2019

Assessment of Irish Government’s Climate Action Plan

Ambitious or Flat-footed?

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1 Oct 2019

John Gibbons, The Story of the Decade – Media and Climate Change

Leading Irish environmental media critic on media and environment over past 10 years in Ireland

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1 Sep 2019

Climate Litigation: Current Status Globally

How people are trying to structure litigation to hold those responsible for the GHGs that are driving climate emergencies

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1 Aug 2019

A Green New Deal for Europe: 10 Pillars and An Act of Imagination

Climate breakdown demands not just environmental policies but also a transformation to an economy that is more prosperous, more just, and more sustainable than ever before

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1 Jul 2019

Report on Ireland’s Joint Committee on Climate Action: An Encouraging Step Forward

The Oireachtas takes on a stronger role in holding the Government and public bodies to account for climate actions

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1 Jun 2019