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# climate-action - Thursday 14 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 10,496 Views 12 Comments

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

# climate-action - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Overwhelmed by climate change? Here are some practical ways to help tackle it
# Science Week 2019
# Science Week 2019

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

Nov 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 10,676 Views 72 Comments

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

# climate-action - Monday 11 November, 2019

Ireland's ecosystem is home to almost 16,500 species - here are 7 you may not have spotted
# Science Week 2019
# Science Week 2019

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

Nov 11th 2019, 7:00 AM 55,733 Views 19 Comments

And importantly, how you can protect some of them.

# climate-action - Sunday 10 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 10th 2019, 4:00 PM 25,890 Views 69 Comments

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

# climate-action - Friday 8 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 8th 2019, 11:51 AM 18,220 Views 43 Comments

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

# climate-action - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules
# Climate Protests
# Climate Protests

Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules

Nov 6th 2019, 1:09 PM 7,495 Views 20 Comments

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

# climate-action - Monday 4 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 4th 2019, 11:47 AM 42,900 Views 74 Comments

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

# climate-action - Friday 1 November, 2019

Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste
# Name And Shame
# Name And Shame

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

Nov 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 9,619 Views 2 Comments

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

# climate-action - Thursday 31 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 31st 2019, 4:00 PM 17,724 Views 64 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 31st 2019, 3:06 PM 24,074 Views 69 Comments

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

# climate-action - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 29th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,890 Views 25 Comments

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

# climate-action - Sunday 20 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,539 Views 18 Comments

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

# climate-action - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 6:00 AM 4,836 Views 33 Comments

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

# climate-action - Friday 11 October, 2019

Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington
# Fire Drill Fridays
# Fire Drill Fridays

Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington

Oct 11th 2019, 8:40 PM 21,737 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 11th 2019, 4:37 PM 19,013 Views 76 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 11th 2019, 1:50 PM 12,948 Views 80 Comments

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

# climate-action - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 8th 2019, 2:19 PM 16,143 Views 35 Comments

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

# climate-action - Monday 7 October, 2019

276 people arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests in London
# Rebellion Week
# Rebellion Week

276 people arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests in London

Oct 7th 2019, 10:02 PM 15,657 Views 32 Comments

Climate protests were held in cities around the globe today.

# climate-action - Friday 4 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 32,693 Views 115 Comments

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

# climate-action - Thursday 26 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 26th 2019, 6:38 AM 6,336 Views 44 Comments

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

# climate-action - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 25th 2019, 10:52 AM 11,106 Views 49 Comments

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

# climate-action - Monday 23 September, 2019

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

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

Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 8:17 PM 24,443 Views 70 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 23rd 2019, 7:06 PM 49,124 Views 218 Comments

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

# climate-action - Sunday 22 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 22nd 2019, 6:03 PM 11,509 Views 116 Comments

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

# climate-action - Thursday 19 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 19th 2019, 6:10 AM 6,922 Views 29 Comments

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

# climate-action - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 18th 2019, 5:53 PM 42,497 Views 89 Comments

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

# climate-action - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 12,989 Views 63 Comments

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

# climate-action - Monday 16 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 16th 2019, 6:10 AM 15,606 Views 49 Comments

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

# climate-action - Saturday 7 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 7th 2019, 9:30 PM 19,976 Views 94 Comments

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

# climate-action - Sunday 1 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 1st 2019, 10:00 PM 43,502 Views 46 Comments

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

# climate-action - Monday 19 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 19th 2019, 2:44 PM 13,542 Views 12 Comments

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

# climate-action - Thursday 15 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,093 Views 33 Comments

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

# climate-action - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

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

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

Updated Aug 14th 2019, 9:45 PM 56,390 Views 198 Comments

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

# climate-action - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: How to deal with the feeling of hopelessness in the face of climate change
# PLAN OF ACTION
# PLAN OF ACTION

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

Aug 4th 2019, 8:30 PM 30,649 Views 135 Comments

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

# climate-action - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 24th 2019, 2:50 PM 10,516 Views 34 Comments

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.

# climate-action - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Carbon tax model that pays money back to households to be discussed
# Green Agenda
# Green Agenda

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

Jul 11th 2019, 6:01 AM 14,802 Views 30 Comments

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

# climate-action - Monday 8 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 8th 2019, 5:29 PM 18,399 Views 73 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 8th 2019, 2:16 PM 12,609 Views 43 Comments

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

# climate-action - Saturday 6 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 6th 2019, 11:28 AM 20,817 Views 98 Comments

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

# climate-action - Friday 5 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 5th 2019, 3:41 PM 19,188 Views 75 Comments

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