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From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Our forests could be a brilliant antidote for our reliance on fossil fuels - here’s why Climate Action

Opinion: Our forests could be a brilliant antidote for our reliance on fossil fuels - here’s why

Investing in nature holds countless benefits, says Professor Kevin O’Connor.

From TheJournal.ie Overwhelmed by climate change? Here are some practical ways to help tackle it Science Week 2019

Overwhelmed by climate change? Here are some practical ways to help tackle it

Engaging the political system will be more powerful than lifestyle changes, says Dr Cara Augustenborg.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's ecosystem is home to almost 16,500 species - here are 7 you may not have spotted Science Week 2019
From TheJournal.ie Philip Boucher-Hayes: What to expect from an RTÉ programme about the climate crisis Opinion

Philip Boucher-Hayes: What to expect from an RTÉ programme about the climate crisis

The journalist has spearheaded a programme on Ireland’s climate crisis to be aired on RTÉ1 this Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Jobs losses for the midlands as ESB announces closure of two peat plants ESB

Jobs losses for the midlands as ESB announces closure of two peat plants

It comes following the refusal of planning permission sought through An Bord Pleanála.

From TheJournal.ie Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules Climate Protests

Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules

It follows a ban on protests in Trafalgar Square during two weeks of demonstrations in October.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks Dáil Gates

Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks

Varadkar said one of the benefits to climate change is warmer winters.

From TheJournal.ie Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste Name And Shame

Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste

Minister Richard Bruton said he has met with all supermarket chains about reducing their waste.

From TheJournal.ie Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar Climate Action

Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach said the way emissions are categorised will have to be changed.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense' Climate Action

Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'

Cabinet ministers launched the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan today.

From TheJournal.ie Local councils will work under new 'carbon proofing' charter introduced by Government today Climate Action

Local councils will work under new 'carbon proofing' charter introduced by Government today

It is part of a wider overhaul of climate action measures within the Climate Action Plan.

From TheJournal.ie Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves Waste

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves

This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.

From TheJournal.ie Climate change could lead to a rise in the already 'alarming' levels of world hunger Hunger Report

Climate change could lead to a rise in the already 'alarming' levels of world hunger

The number of people who are undernourished worldwide has risen to 822 million in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington Fire Drill Fridays This post contains videos

Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington

The 81-year-old was arrested alongside 16 other protesters.

From TheJournal.ie 'Greta is right to be angry': Mary Robinson says she was 'moved to tears' by Thunberg Climate Action

'Greta is right to be angry': Mary Robinson says she was 'moved to tears' by Thunberg

Robinson was referring to Thunberg’s address at the Climate Action Summit in New York.

From TheJournal.ie Extinction Rebellion protesters have covered government climate department building with scientific papers Climate Action

Extinction Rebellion protesters have covered government climate department building with scientific papers

The papers were stuck to the department’s walls with paint rollers.

From TheJournal.ie Green measures: Here are the main environmental changes in Budget 2020 Climate Action

Green measures: Here are the main environmental changes in Budget 2020

Donohoe said some of the changes were “critical steps to future-proof our transport system”.

From TheJournal.ie 276 people arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests in London Rebellion Week

276 people arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests in London

Climate protests were held in cities around the globe today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our aim is to get people arrested': Climate activists gear up for week-long protest on streets of Dublin Extinction Rebellion

'Our aim is to get people arrested': Climate activists gear up for week-long protest on streets of Dublin

Protesters are planning to block roads and cause disruption around the capital next week.

From TheJournal.ie Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action' United Nations

Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action'

Higgins was addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Many megacities to be hit annually by extreme weather in 2050, UN warns CLIMATE CRISIS

Many megacities to be hit annually by extreme weather in 2050, UN warns

Tropical storms will continue to amplify their destructive potential even if global warming is capped at two degrees Celsius, the UN warned.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach tells UN Climate Summit that exploration for oil in Irish waters will end Fossil Fuels

Taoiseach tells UN Climate Summit that exploration for oil in Irish waters will end

During his speech, Varadkar said he wants Ireland to be known as a “green country”.

From TheJournal.ie 'How dare you?': Greta Thunberg slams world leaders at UN climate summit Climate Change This post contains videos

'How dare you?': Greta Thunberg slams world leaders at UN climate summit

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump made a brief unscheduled appearance today at the summit.

From TheJournal.ie 'The hottest five-year period on record': The findings of a stark new climate report Rising Temperatures

'The hottest five-year period on record': The findings of a stark new climate report

It comes ahead of a major UN climate summit tomorrow that will be attended by more than 60 world leaders.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach urged to tell banks to stop investing in fossil fuels during his UN speech in New York Leo In The Us

Taoiseach urged to tell banks to stop investing in fossil fuels during his UN speech in New York

Varadkar will attend the UN General Assembly and address the summit on sustainable development goals.

From TheJournal.ie 'We won't need as many car mechanics': Calls for new commission to plan for industries impacted by green policies Climate Action

'We won't need as many car mechanics': Calls for new commission to plan for industries impacted by green policies

The Green Party’s Just Transition bill will not be opposed by government.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget Interview

Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget

Martin wants the government to set a target for when it will be fossil-free.

From TheJournal.ie 'Radical' new government strategy to ban single-use plastic plates, cutlery, straws Cut Waste

'Radical' new government strategy to ban single-use plastic plates, cutlery, straws

The plans will see Ireland adhering to a direction from the European Council made in May.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Irish people must reduce meat and dairy consumption and production to tackle emissions Climate Action

Opinion: Irish people must reduce meat and dairy consumption and production to tackle emissions

Ireland is the third worst country in the EU for tackling climate change.

From TheJournal.ie Catherine Murphy interview: 'This government has got away with murder because of Brexit' Social Democrats

Catherine Murphy interview: 'This government has got away with murder because of Brexit'

The Social Democrats co-leader spoke to us about commuter gridlock and her party’s view on working with Labour.

From TheJournal.ie Retrofit scheme: Pre-deadline applications WILL be processed despite closure Deep Retrofit Scheme

Retrofit scheme: Pre-deadline applications WILL be processed despite closure

The minister has sought to assure homeowners worried about the end of the pilot programme.

From TheJournal.ie Minister told Dáil that home retrofit scheme had €6 million left. Seven weeks later, it closed down. Deep Retrofit Scheme

Minister told Dáil that home retrofit scheme had €6 million left. Seven weeks later, it closed down.

Contractors who worked in providing them have said the pulling of the scheme is a “massive slap in the face”.

From TheJournal.ie Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for New York on a zero-emissions yacht Climate Action

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for New York on a zero-emissions yacht

The climate activist is going to New York for a conference but won’t be meeting Donald Trump.

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: How to deal with the feeling of hopelessness in the face of climate change PLAN OF ACTION

Saoirse McHugh: How to deal with the feeling of hopelessness in the face of climate change

The Green Party candidate says people must unite to fight against climate change.

From TheJournal.ie Minister in favour of 'naming and shaming' supermarkets that fail to reduce plastic packaging Climate Action

Minister in favour of 'naming and shaming' supermarkets that fail to reduce plastic packaging

Minister Richard Bruton says he is willing to take a tougher stance on supermarkets who fail to pull their weight when it comes to reducing plastics.

From TheJournal.ie Carbon tax model that pays money back to households to be discussed Green Agenda

Carbon tax model that pays money back to households to be discussed

The Green Party is hosting today’s discussion in Leinster House featuring Irish and international experts.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters lock themselves to department doors in protest over Climate Emergency Bill blocking Extinction Rebellion

Protesters lock themselves to department doors in protest over Climate Emergency Bill blocking

The bill was blocked from progressing by the government last week.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have to do more': Extinction Rebellion stage protest in Dublin against commercial forestry Extinction Rebellion This post contains videos

'We have to do more': Extinction Rebellion stage protest in Dublin against commercial forestry

The protest took place as Forestry Industries Ireland held a conference inside the National Botanic Gardens.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Was the Government right to halt the Climate Emergency Bill in the Dáil? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was the Government right to halt the Climate Emergency Bill in the Dáil?

Countries, including France and Belize, have introduced similar emergency bills to reduce carbon emissions.

From TheJournal.ie Decision to halt Climate Emergency Bill described as 'utter hypocrisy' on side of the Government Climate Action

Decision to halt Climate Emergency Bill described as 'utter hypocrisy' on side of the Government

Organisations including Ibec and the Irish Offshore Operators’ Association (IOOA) have welcomed the Government’s decision.

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