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State spent 2.5 times more on fossil fuel subsidies than climate supports over past decade
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State spent 2.5 times more on fossil fuel subsidies than climate supports over past decade

May 4th 2021, 9:30 AM 8,803 Views 13 Comments

Noteworthy shows that State revenue from an EU carbon trading scheme went into controversial forestry programme and a rural transport scheme.

Transparency gap: State bodies holding back company emissions data from the public
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Transparency gap: State bodies holding back company emissions data from the public

May 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 17,744 Views 9 Comments
  • Companies are starting to volunteer their emissions data but State bodies slow to reveal all details to public, writes Niall Sargent.
  • While emissions levels are falling in many sectors, Noteworthy analysis shows that sectors such as agriculture and aviation are stagnating or growing.
  • Ireland is doing well on finding energy efficiencies but there is still a mountain to climb.
Opinion: As half Killarney National Park is lost, we must end the cycle of infernos
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Opinion: As half Killarney National Park is lost, we must end the cycle of infernos

Apr 27th 2021, 1:13 PM 32,619 Views 46 Comments

Pádraic Fogarty of the Irish Wildlife Trust says Government policy, particularly around the burning of land for agriculture must be overhauled.

Poll: Are you concerned about climate change?
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Poll: Are you concerned about climate change?

Apr 24th 2021, 10:21 AM 43,726 Views 111 Comments

Melting glaciers are shifting the Earth’s axis, a new study has found.

This is ‘decisive decade’ to limit climate change impact, Biden warns world leaders
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This is ‘decisive decade’ to limit climate change impact, Biden warns world leaders

Apr 22nd 2021, 6:49 PM 6,977 Views 11 Comments

Biden has doubled US ambitions on slashing greenhouse gas emissions.

Judge says RTÉ's decision not to release information about its climate change coverage must be revisited
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Judge says RTÉ's decision not to release information about its climate change coverage must be revisited

Apr 20th 2021, 4:06 PM 14,547 Views 11 Comments

The ruling was made in the High Court today.

US and China reach agreement ahead of climate summit
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US and China reach agreement ahead of climate summit

Apr 18th 2021, 8:00 AM 11,847 Views 16 Comments

The countries said they are “committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries to tackle the climate crisis”.

Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines
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Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines

Apr 15th 2021, 8:13 AM 16,322 Views 21 Comments

One in four birds is now on the so-called red list.

Drop of 6.4% in industrial emissions last year - but not for dairy and pharma
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Drop of 6.4% in industrial emissions last year - but not for dairy and pharma

Apr 13th 2021, 4:47 PM 6,113 Views 6 Comments

This compares with a decrease of approximately 11-12% across Europe.

Rainforest area equivalent in size to the Netherlands burnt or cut down during 2020
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Rainforest area equivalent in size to the Netherlands burnt or cut down during 2020

Mar 31st 2021, 7:11 AM 8,627 Views 20 Comments

The biggest losses were in Brazil, three times more than in the next highest country.

Opinion: We failed to prepare for pandemics, we cannot do the same with climate change
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Opinion: We failed to prepare for pandemics, we cannot do the same with climate change

Mar 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 12,164 Views 82 Comments

Author Laurie Laybourn-Langton says global governments must learn the lessons Covid-19 and take immediate action to tackle climate change.

Oisín Coghlan: New Climate Bill scores 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw on our tests
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Oisín Coghlan: New Climate Bill scores 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw on our tests

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 9,084 Views 24 Comments

The head of Friends of the Earth says the Bill does well on targets but falls short on just transition and fracked gas.

Carbon neutral by 2050: Ireland's green targets to be legally binding for the first time
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Carbon neutral by 2050: Ireland's green targets to be legally binding for the first time

Mar 23rd 2021, 4:28 PM 39,944 Views 111 Comments

The Climate Action Bill has been launched by the government.

Column: Irish reunification is an opportunity to reset the economy and confront the climate crisis
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Column: Irish reunification is an opportunity to reset the economy and confront the climate crisis

Mar 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 12,825 Views 30 Comments

A new all-Ireland constitution can enshrine into law the inviolable rights of nature and create a space to ensure a safe climate future.

60,000 Belgians take government to court over alleged climate inaction
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60,000 Belgians take government to court over alleged climate inaction

Mar 16th 2021, 2:11 PM 6,405 Views 0 Comments

The pleadings, which began today, are due to last until 26 March.

Covid-19 drives biggest drop in Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions since global financial crisis
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Covid-19 drives biggest drop in Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions since global financial crisis

Jan 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,221 Views 16 Comments

The country’s emissions fell by almost 6% last year.

'We can't wait any longer': Biden says US will lead way as he signs executive orders on climate change
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'We can't wait any longer': Biden says US will lead way as he signs executive orders on climate change

Jan 27th 2021, 10:45 PM 19,518 Views 51 Comments

Republicans criticised the plans and said they’d cost jobs.

Two-thirds of world say humanity faces a climate emergency: UN global poll
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Two-thirds of world say humanity faces a climate emergency: UN global poll

Jan 27th 2021, 8:48 AM 8,971 Views 36 Comments

UNDP chief Achim Steiner says the poll also reveals how people want their policymakers to take action.

Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken
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Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken

Jan 16th 2021, 8:30 AM 42,128 Views 85 Comments

The Green MEP says animal-to-human disease transmission, such as the one we’re dealing with now, is linked to wildlife stresses and habitat destruction.

Opinion: The true test of Biden will be his handling of climate change
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Opinion: The true test of Biden will be his handling of climate change

Jan 3rd 2021, 7:30 AM 10,907 Views 42 Comments

Rory McNab says President-elect Joe Biden’s climate policies are ambitious, but if Georgia doesn’t go in the Democrats’ favour, he could be up against it.

Interview: Saoirse McHugh on why being able to say 'I told you so' gives her no comfort whatsoever
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Interview: Saoirse McHugh on why being able to say 'I told you so' gives her no comfort whatsoever

Dec 26th 2020, 10:30 AM 64,255 Views 58 Comments

“When you look at what the government is coming out with in terms of climate, they may as well be climate change deniers.”

Hourigan says being in the Greens is 'hostile' and 'lots of people would be relieved' if she left
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Hourigan says being in the Greens is 'hostile' and 'lots of people would be relieved' if she left

Dec 22nd 2020, 10:30 AM 38,501 Views 8 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, the outspoken TD says she is staying in the party – for now at least.

Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas
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Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas

Dec 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 14,502 Views 23 Comments

Environmental campaigner Lyndsey O’Connell explains how our online festive shopping habits are leading to an excess of cardboard and plastic waste.

EU leaders agree to cut emissions by 55% over the next decade after all-night summit
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EU leaders agree to cut emissions by 55% over the next decade after all-night summit

Dec 11th 2020, 8:09 AM 9,302 Views 41 Comments

Leaders also came to a compromise yesterday to clear the way for a €1.8 trillion Covid-19 recovery package.

EU climate service records hottest November on record in Europe
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EU climate service records hottest November on record in Europe

Dec 7th 2020, 7:59 AM 7,062 Views 22 Comments

November 2020 was 0.1 degrees Celsius hotter than the previous record.

Climate change means future pandemics are more likely
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Climate change means future pandemics are more likely

Dec 3rd 2020, 7:49 AM 16,645 Views 32 Comments

A deadly mix of extreme heat, air pollution and intense farming are combining to produce the “worst outlook for public health our generation has seen”, according to a new study.

2020 among the world’s hottest years as climate crisis continues
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2020 among the world’s hottest years as climate crisis continues

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:21 PM 9,840 Views 32 Comments

Met Éireann says Ireland’s weather so far this year indicates “further evidence of climate change”.

Amazon deforestation reaches 12-year high after area larger than Jamaica removed in last year
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Amazon deforestation reaches 12-year high after area larger than Jamaica removed in last year

Dec 1st 2020, 9:10 AM 13,925 Views 48 Comments

11,088 square kilometres of forest was destroyed in Brazil last year.

Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night
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# Hanging On The Telephone

Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night

Nov 28th 2020, 2:48 PM 10,111 Views 10 Comments

The two leaders reaffirmed the need to prioritise the Good Friday Agreement.

Irish performance on climate change 'very poor', says major EPA report
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Irish performance on climate change 'very poor', says major EPA report

Nov 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,882 Views 53 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency today launched its State of the Environment report.

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5% in 2019 - the largest reduction since 2011
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Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5% in 2019 - the largest reduction since 2011

Nov 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,398 Views 6 Comments

But the figures also indicate that Ireland is highly unlikely to meet its overall EU targets by the end of this year.

Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects
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Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects

Oct 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,982 Views 22 Comments

Luke O Callaghan White says China’s leader was being strategic when he stunned the international community recently by declaring ambitious climate action plans.

President says we can't 'continue with the mere placing of a green lens on economic policies' to save the planet
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President says we can't 'continue with the mere placing of a green lens on economic policies' to save the planet

Oct 21st 2020, 9:36 AM 40,536 Views 74 Comments

President Michael D Higgins gave a speech to the Engineers Ireland Conference this morning.

Climate change means more weather disasters every year, UN report warns
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Climate change means more weather disasters every year, UN report warns

Oct 13th 2020, 3:28 PM 6,144 Views 7 Comments

The 2020 State of Climate Services report calls on governments to put more money into early warning systems.

Grace O'Sullivan: You wait for one Climate Action Bill, then two come along
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Grace O'Sullivan: You wait for one Climate Action Bill, then two come along

Oct 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,514 Views 28 Comments

MEP Grace O’Sullivan gives a broad welcome to Ireland’s Climate Action Bill and the EU’s Climate Law, both on the table this week.

'The impact of our actions on the planet is undeniable': Government launches Climate Action Bill
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'The impact of our actions on the planet is undeniable': Government launches Climate Action Bill

Oct 7th 2020, 4:42 PM 13,432 Views 44 Comments

The 30-year programme commits to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Last month was hottest September on record globally, EU says
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Last month was hottest September on record globally, EU says

Oct 7th 2020, 8:02 AM 13,204 Views 27 Comments

This year has now seen three months of record warmth – January, May and September.

Greta Thunberg joins demonstrators outside Swedish Parliament for day of global climate protests
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Greta Thunberg joins demonstrators outside Swedish Parliament for day of global climate protests

Sep 25th 2020, 12:54 PM 20,465 Views 54 Comments

Thunberg started her solo protests outside Sweden’s parliament in Stockholm on 20 August 2018.

Richest 1% of world's population 'responsible for more than double the carbon pollution of poorest half'
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Richest 1% of world's population 'responsible for more than double the carbon pollution of poorest half'

Sep 21st 2020, 8:03 AM 16,623 Views 26 Comments

In Ireland, the richest 10% of the population emits nearly the same emissions as the bottom 50%.

Opinion: The road ahead is a bleak one when it comes to climate change
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Opinion: The road ahead is a bleak one when it comes to climate change

Sep 19th 2020, 9:00 PM 27,271 Views 47 Comments

Climate commentator John Gibbons outlines the critical state of the planet globally and urges us to embrace radical action to face down climate change.

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