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

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

Stop Idling Vehicles: Report from Public Health England

Driving a vehicle causes polluting emissions that create health risks and acerbates climate changes. But idling the vehicle can be just as destructive.

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1 May 2019

Ireland is Still Lagging on Climate Change

Describing the worst country in Europe, and 48th out of 60 countries, on climate change performance as a laggard is a bit of an understatement

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1 Apr 2019

EEA, Unequal Impacts From Air and Noise Pollution, and Extreme Temperatures, on Vulnerable Populations

Report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) on environmental health risks that disproportionately impact people with lower incomes and education, and higher unemployment, and what is being done and not done to protect these vulnerable people

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1 Mar 2019

EEB Report on Access to Justice and Litigation in the EU

Report by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) on how access to justice in the courts is being hindered in EU Member States

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1 Feb 2019

The Mostly Invisible Yet Critical World of UK Infrastructure

A new report on the UK endless cycle of delays, prevarication and uncertainty in dealing with infrastructure reforms

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1 Jan 2019

Mercury Rising: Health and Environmental Risks

A recent report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) on the toxic mercury rising in the environment creating health risks, as well as adverse effects on wildlife

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1 Dec 2018