Transformative tech fixes in transport are necessary but insufficient, as zero emissions and smart urban planning are also required
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.
Ambitious or Flat-footed?
Leading Irish environmental media critic on media and environment over past 10 years in Ireland
How people are trying to structure litigation to hold those responsible for the GHGs that are driving climate emergencies
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
The Oireachtas takes on a stronger role in holding the Government and public bodies to account for climate actions
Driving a vehicle causes polluting emissions that create health risks and acerbates climate changes. But idling the vehicle can be just as destructive.
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
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
Report by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) on how access to justice in the courts is being hindered in EU Member States
A new report on the UK endless cycle of delays, prevarication and uncertainty in dealing with infrastructure reforms
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
“Sustainable development” has been translated into “Just Transition” to reflect the recognition that the labor market and community is undergoing a structural transition as a result of climate change
Public chargers are used for only 5% of charging events, while charging cars at home and/or at work supply the rest
A forceful stance on the Irish government’s continual refusal to address the corrective measures to put a stop to the increasing GHG emissions.
One of the sounder and more progressive voices on climate change offers its considered judgment on what more the UK government needs to do after picking off the low-hanging mitigation fruit
The risks to places like cross-border Loughs Carlingford and Foyle, if and when, Brexit finally happens
A Dutch report on the pressures that will put stress on water resources across the globe up to 2050
The impacts and costs of extreme weather events in Europe, and the weakening and possible shutting down of the weather system that maintains the mild weather in Ireland and northwest Europe
Analysis of ‘smart’ demand reduction and self-generation for lowering costs for consumers
The report confirms that the EU remains on track to reach its 20 % RES share target for 2020, with co-benefits allowing the EU to cut its demand for fossil fuels and their associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
Several recent reports suggest that Ireland may have reached a tipping point where climate action is now broadly and deeply accepted
Fighting global warming with nature instead of reducing fossil fuels and adding energy efficiency