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From TheJournal.ie Extinction Rebellion activists canvass in Dublin ahead of General Election Climate Action

Extinction Rebellion activists canvass in Dublin ahead of General Election

Canvassers said they were not recommending any particular political party on doorsteps.

From TheJournal.ie 'We simply cannot waste any more time': Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg in Davos Climate Action

'We simply cannot waste any more time': Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg in Davos

President Donald Trump left the Swiss resort expressing regret he didn’t meet Thunberg.

From TheJournal.ie 'They can't go green if they're in the red': Farmers won't become climate-friendly if subsidies are cut, warns IFA Climate Action

'They can't go green if they're in the red': Farmers won't become climate-friendly if subsidies are cut, warns IFA

The comments come on the same day Fine Gael launched its agriculture plans ahead of the upcoming election.

From TheJournal.ie Government departments now 'carbon taxed' on air travel Carbon Emissions

Government departments now 'carbon taxed' on air travel

The tax will be paid into the government’s Climate Action Fund every year.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists 'should reassess electric' when buying new cars as laws banning petrol, diesel cars being drafted Climate Action

Motorists 'should reassess electric' when buying new cars as laws banning petrol, diesel cars being drafted

The minister said grants and subsidies will be removed ‘in due course’ for motorists buying electric vehicles.

From TheJournal.ie Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy Climate Action

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy

The government will also examine expanding the range of items allowed in the green bin and banning bulky waste from landfill.

From TheJournal.ie Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar Climate Action

Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources must rise from 30% to 70% by 2030.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change?

Richard Bruton is set to tell a climate summit that Ireland will play its part in dealing with climate change.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton says country determined to play its part on climate as Ireland ranked lowest on action Cop25

Bruton says country determined to play its part on climate as Ireland ranked lowest on action

Bruton’s is travelling to the COP25 climate summit in Madrid today.

From TheJournal.ie Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view Climate Action

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view

One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.

From TheJournal.ie Irish newspaper coverage of climate change low by European standards and 'predominantly political' Study

Irish newspaper coverage of climate change low by European standards and 'predominantly political'

Research found that climate science was generally not contested in Irish reporting.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has spent €121m on carbon credits due to failure to reach emissions targets Climate Action

Ireland has spent €121m on carbon credits due to failure to reach emissions targets

The government will have to pay out additional funds next year.

From TheJournal.ie Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss Climate Change

Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss

How Bord na Mona and ESB workers are treated is a major test for policymakers, says Ictu.

From TheJournal.ie Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies PATRICIA DEVLIN

Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies

Patricia Devlin (73) is taking on the four-day strike in hopes of meeting Environment Minister Richard Bruton.

From TheJournal.ie SF motion to prevent 5G rollout defeated, while party votes to ban balloon releases Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

SF motion to prevent 5G rollout defeated, while party votes to ban balloon releases

The motion called for a review to establish the “independent facts” about the possible health impact of 5G rollout.

From TheJournal.ie Youth Assembly presents minister with recommendations on climate change after Dáil debate Climate Action

Youth Assembly presents minister with recommendations on climate change after Dáil debate

More than 150 young people between the ages of 10 and 17 discussed climate issues facing Ireland in the Dáil yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie The security and sustainability of Ireland's energy is set to be reviewed Climate Action

The security and sustainability of Ireland's energy is set to be reviewed

Ireland will be aiming to generate 70% of its electricity through renewable methods, Minister Bruton said.

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

Ireland's ecosystem is home to almost 16,500 species - here are 7 you may not have spotted

And importantly, how you can protect some of them.

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.

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