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# climate-action - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Waterford unveils ambitious plans to designation city as decarbonising zone
# Waterford City
# Waterford City

Waterford unveils ambitious plans to designation city as decarbonising zone

Apr 21st 2021, 6:48 PM 16,199 Views 14 Comments

The plan was unveiled at the launch of Waterford’s new investment brand identity.

# climate-action - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 16th 2021, 2:11 PM 6,404 Views 0 Comments

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

# climate-action - Saturday 12 December, 2020

UN chief urges world leaders to declare climate emergency
# Paris Agreement
# Paris Agreement

UN chief urges world leaders to declare climate emergency

Dec 12th 2020, 3:21 PM 8,890 Views 34 Comments

Last year Ireland became the second country in the world to declare a climate emergency.

# climate-action - Monday 7 December, 2020

Over 1,200 constituents lobby TDs via Zoom calling for faster climate action and improved climate bill
# Zooming To Zero
# Zooming To Zero

Over 1,200 constituents lobby TDs via Zoom calling for faster climate action and improved climate bill

Dec 7th 2020, 10:08 PM 11,688 Views 28 Comments

The lobbying effort saw people voice their concerns with more than 90 Dáil deputies.

# climate-action - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

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

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”.

# climate-action - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Irish performance on climate change 'very poor', says major EPA report
# 2020 Environment
# 2020 Environment

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

Nov 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,866 Views 53 Comments

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

# climate-action - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Cabinet approves €108 million funding for Bord na Móna rehabilitation plan
# Boglands
# Boglands

Cabinet approves €108 million funding for Bord na Móna rehabilitation plan

Nov 24th 2020, 10:30 PM 20,128 Views 31 Comments

Environment and Climate Minister Eamon Ryan described the funding as a “major milestone”.

# climate-action - Friday 9 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,513 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.

# climate-action - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

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

'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.

# climate-action - Friday 25 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 25th 2020, 12:54 PM 20,463 Views 54 Comments

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

# climate-action - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

'It will start getting cooler': Donald Trump dismisses climate change as cause of US wildfires
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'It will start getting cooler': Donald Trump dismisses climate change as cause of US wildfires

Sep 15th 2020, 7:29 AM 31,051 Views 71 Comments

At least 35 people have died as wildfires blaze in the western states of California, Oregon and Washington.

# climate-action - Friday 4 September, 2020

Ban on some single-use plastic and levy on disposable cups: The government's plan to tackle waste
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

Ban on some single-use plastic and levy on disposable cups: The government's plan to tackle waste

Sep 4th 2020, 1:35 PM 19,676 Views 47 Comments

The five-year plan aims to “place Ireland at the vanguard of EU efforts”.

# climate-action - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Climate activists glue themselves to the ground in London and block road around Parliament
# Extinction Rebellion
# Extinction Rebellion

Climate activists glue themselves to the ground in London and block road around Parliament

Sep 3rd 2020, 12:24 PM 23,052 Views 42 Comments

Extinction Rebellion and Animal Rebellion marked the third of 10 days of disruption in the city.

# climate-action - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution
# Solving Solar
# Solving Solar

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution

Aug 30th 2020, 9:00 PM 39,124 Views 33 Comments

We examine the key roadblocks that have limited small-scale solar power and if enough is now being done to hit impending EU targets.

# climate-action - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government
# Green Shoots
# Green Shoots

What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government

Jul 7th 2020, 6:10 AM 13,479 Views 30 Comments

There are big challenges ahead. Here’s what to look out for.

# climate-action - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Thunberg urges world to tackle climate change with same urgency as coronavirus
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Thunberg urges world to tackle climate change with same urgency as coronavirus

Jun 20th 2020, 12:14 PM 24,866 Views 174 Comments

The teenager hopes coronavirus will open up the discussion about deaths caused by climate change.

# climate-action - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Bord Na Mona to end peat harvesting, with €5 million going towards bog rehabilitation
# Just Transition
# Just Transition

Bord Na Mona to end peat harvesting, with €5 million going towards bog rehabilitation

Jun 16th 2020, 6:39 PM 24,159 Views 42 Comments

No compulsory redundancies are expected, as workers will be retrained to work in bog rehabilitation

# climate-action - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies fell by 8.7% last year
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies fell by 8.7% last year

Apr 22nd 2020, 1:52 PM 9,991 Views 22 Comments

Aviation emissions from flights within the European Economic Area to Ireland rose by 2.8%.

# climate-action - Friday 28 February, 2020

Greta Thunberg tells Bristol climate rally she 'will not be silent while world is on fire’
# Youth Strike 4 Climate
# Youth Strike 4 Climate

Greta Thunberg tells Bristol climate rally she 'will not be silent while world is on fire’

Feb 28th 2020, 8:15 PM 25,699 Views 95 Comments

Thunberg was the headline speaker at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate on College Green, Bristol.

# climate-action - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

'Banning children being driven to school' would improve air quality, says DCC official
# School Run No More
# School Run No More

'Banning children being driven to school' would improve air quality, says DCC official

Feb 18th 2020, 11:38 AM 26,071 Views 98 Comments

Brendan O’ Brien says it’s a hypothetical idea but would force solutions to be found.

# climate-action - Monday 17 February, 2020

Extinction Rebellion digs up Cambridge college lawn in environmental protest
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Extinction Rebellion digs up Cambridge college lawn in environmental protest

Feb 17th 2020, 10:20 PM 41,517 Views 52 Comments

Extinction Rebellion cited the college’s ‘ties with fossil fuel companies’ in its reasoning.

# climate-action - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

'I do feel let down': Midlands Bord na Móna workers in documentary on peat transition
# TG4
# TG4

'I do feel let down': Midlands Bord na Móna workers in documentary on peat transition

Feb 5th 2020, 12:47 PM 15,822 Views 19 Comments

The documentary will be aired at 9.30pm on TG4 tonight.

# climate-action - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Free public transport and a 50% cut in national dairy herd pledged by Solidarity-People Before Profit
# Planet Before Profit
# Planet Before Profit

Free public transport and a 50% cut in national dairy herd pledged by Solidarity-People Before Profit

Jan 29th 2020, 2:19 PM 20,400 Views 119 Comments

The party launched its climate action manifesto in Dublin today.

# climate-action - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Extinction Rebellion activists canvass in Dublin ahead of General Election
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Extinction Rebellion activists canvass in Dublin ahead of General Election

Jan 26th 2020, 6:30 PM 23,054 Views 102 Comments

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

# climate-action - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 22nd 2020, 6:39 PM 21,382 Views 56 Comments

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

# climate-action - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

'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
# 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

Jan 21st 2020, 3:42 PM 12,818 Views 51 Comments

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

# climate-action - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Government departments now 'carbon taxed' on air travel
# Carbon Emissions
# Carbon Emissions

Government departments now 'carbon taxed' on air travel

Jan 12th 2020, 2:26 PM 13,724 Views 29 Comments

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

# climate-action - Monday 30 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 30th 2019, 1:13 PM 70,476 Views 420 Comments

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

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy

Dec 30th 2019, 9:01 AM 46,716 Views 76 Comments

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

# climate-action - Saturday 28 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 28th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,240 Views 88 Comments

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

# climate-action - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change?

Dec 11th 2019, 9:06 AM 18,373 Views 112 Comments

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

Bruton says country determined to play its part on climate as Ireland ranked lowest on action
# Cop25
# Cop25

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

Dec 11th 2019, 7:54 AM 10,217 Views 79 Comments

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

# climate-action - Friday 6 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 6th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,596 Views 43 Comments

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

# climate-action - Thursday 28 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 7,642 Views 79 Comments

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

# climate-action - Thursday 21 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 21st 2019, 5:45 PM 9,878 Views 48 Comments

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

# climate-action - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 20th 2019, 4:39 PM 9,932 Views 24 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 20th 2019, 2:16 PM 16,186 Views 58 Comments

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

# climate-action - Saturday 16 November, 2019

SF motion to prevent 5G rollout defeated, while party votes to ban balloon releases
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

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

Nov 16th 2019, 7:30 PM 25,311 Views 62 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 16th 2019, 7:56 AM 8,772 Views 39 Comments

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

# climate-action - Friday 15 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 15th 2019, 6:45 AM 8,966 Views 39 Comments

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

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