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#CLIMATE CRISIS

# climate-crisis - Today’s News

Methane: Levels of the potent greenhouse gas are still on the rise - here's why that matters
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Methane: Levels of the potent greenhouse gas are still on the rise - here's why that matters

2 hours ago 3,815 Views 7 Comments

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and recent data shows its atmospheric concentration is still increasing.

# climate-crisis - Friday 14 January, 2022

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# Temperature Check
# Temperature Check

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Updated Fri 2:25 PM 9,234 Views 5 Comments

We’ll bring you the latest climate updates from Ireland and abroad and original reporting you’ll get to read before anyone else.

# climate-crisis - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Why 'adaptation' is the climate buzzword you need to know this year
# Resilience
# Resilience

Why 'adaptation' is the climate buzzword you need to know this year

Jan 2nd 2022, 6:30 AM 11,827 Views 8 Comments

Ireland is due to update the National Adaptation Framework for the first time since 2018 and the IPCC will publish a major report on climate adaptation.

# climate-crisis - Saturday 1 January, 2022

'A step on the road': The climate action that Ireland will - and won't - take in 2022
# Climactic
# Climactic

'A step on the road': The climate action that Ireland will - and won't - take in 2022

Jan 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 17,058 Views 35 Comments
  • The Journal analysed documents and spoke to experts to understand climate action planned this year and which interventions are needed most urgently.
  • This year will see a 2022 Climate Action Plan that is updated to “fully reflect the legally adopted carbon budgets and sectoral ceilings”, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Here's what the Government will be doing this year - and what experts say must be tackled.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

What climate plans did Ireland set out in 2021, and how do things look for next year?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

What climate plans did Ireland set out in 2021, and how do things look for next year?

Dec 22nd 2021, 6:00 AM 5,214 Views 8 Comments

Let’s take a look back at the climate policies and goals Ireland put forward over the last 12 months.

# climate-crisis - Friday 10 December, 2021

Irish people 'overwhelmingly recognise' climate change threat as 90% say we must act on emissions
# Survey
# Survey

Irish people 'overwhelmingly recognise' climate change threat as 90% say we must act on emissions

Updated Dec 10th 2021, 2:33 PM 16,187 Views 77 Comments
  • Only 9% of people think Ireland is too small to make a difference on the climate, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Nine in tene believe that it has a responsibility to act and reduce greenhouse emissions, a new report has found.
  • The same number of people believe politicians need to be doing "more" or "much more" to address climate change.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

'Critical gaps' between government's climate plans and what it's actually doing - report
# Actions And Words
# Actions And Words

'Critical gaps' between government's climate plans and what it's actually doing - report

Updated Dec 8th 2021, 4:38 PM 13,494 Views 18 Comments

The Climate Change Advisory Council is concerned about missed targets and delayed measures inhibiting efforts to fight the climate crisis.

# climate-crisis - Sunday 14 November, 2021

'It's not nearly enough': Some positives to COP26 deal, but experts say much more is needed
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'It's not nearly enough': Some positives to COP26 deal, but experts say much more is needed

Nov 14th 2021, 4:49 PM 7,745 Views 19 Comments

The reaction to the Glasgow Climate Pact has been mixed across the world.

# climate-crisis - Saturday 13 November, 2021

'Our fragile planet is hanging by a thread': COP26 deal agreed by global leaders
# Glasgow Climate Pact
# Glasgow Climate Pact

'Our fragile planet is hanging by a thread': COP26 deal agreed by global leaders

Nov 13th 2021, 7:56 PM 24,713 Views 38 Comments

Negotiations ran into overtime at the summit with some last-minute changes to the final deal.

# climate-crisis - Friday 12 November, 2021

'We must not fail': Negotiations continue at COP26 as scheduled deadline nears
# Cop26
# Cop26

'We must not fail': Negotiations continue at COP26 as scheduled deadline nears

Nov 12th 2021, 3:48 PM 3,721 Views 7 Comments

Negotiations have run overtime at previous COP summits.

# climate-crisis - Thursday 11 November, 2021

UN chief says climate pledges 'hollow' without phase out of fossil fuels
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

UN chief says climate pledges 'hollow' without phase out of fossil fuels

Nov 11th 2021, 6:55 PM 4,410 Views 8 Comments

The negotiations at COP26 in Glasgow are nearing their end.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Ryan announces €60m in funding for community climate projects
# Environment
# Environment

Ryan announces €60m in funding for community climate projects

Nov 10th 2021, 8:52 PM 12,654 Views 31 Comments

Ryan also announced the launch of a new National Dialogue on Climate Action

COP26 draft cover deal 'good' but needs to be 'strengthened', Eamon Ryan says
# Cop26
# Cop26

COP26 draft cover deal 'good' but needs to be 'strengthened', Eamon Ryan says

Nov 10th 2021, 3:59 PM 6,565 Views 11 Comments

A draft version of a potential agreement for the UN climate summit was released this morning.

# climate-crisis - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

'This COP cannot save the world': Will this year's UN climate summit have a dramatic outcome?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'This COP cannot save the world': Will this year's UN climate summit have a dramatic outcome?

Nov 9th 2021, 7:30 PM 7,646 Views 11 Comments

Any deals or agreements reached at COP26 will be very technical and require a lot of scrutiny, experts say.

UN environment body: World needs to cut emissions 7 times faster to stay within 1.5C warming
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

UN environment body: World needs to cut emissions 7 times faster to stay within 1.5C warming

Nov 9th 2021, 4:22 PM 5,297 Views 11 Comments

The UN body has said new emissions goals will barely affect global heating

# climate-crisis - Sunday 7 November, 2021

One week down, one to go: what exactly has been done so far at COP26?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

One week down, one to go: what exactly has been done so far at COP26?

Nov 7th 2021, 7:30 AM 6,347 Views 12 Comments

Greta Thunberg said on Friday: “It is not a secret that COP26 is a failure.” Is she right?

# climate-crisis - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan tests positive for Covid-19
# Cop26
# Cop26

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan tests positive for Covid-19

Nov 6th 2021, 7:27 PM 50,485 Views 69 Comments

Minister Ryan was supposed to travel to Glasgow tomorrow for the COP26 climate summit.

# climate-crisis - Thursday 4 November, 2021

The Government's long-awaited Climate Action Plan is out - here's what's in it
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

The Government's long-awaited Climate Action Plan is out - here's what's in it

Nov 4th 2021, 4:10 PM 41,182 Views 125 Comments
  • The long-awaited revised Climate Action Plan sets out how Ireland intends to meet tight climate targets over the next nine years.
  • It raises the target for renewable-sourced electricity from 70% to 80%, which will involve increased solar, onshore wind, and offshore wind power.
  • The agriculture sector, which is responsible for the most greenhouse gases, has been targeted with the lowest emissions reduction.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Opinion: Can ethical investing really help in the fight against climate change?
# Pensions For Planet
# Pensions For Planet

Opinion: Can ethical investing really help in the fight against climate change?

Nov 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 6,329 Views 6 Comments

Pensions expert Ralph Benson looks at the rise of ethical investing and how it can benefit the planet.

# climate-crisis - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

'Every second of delay makes our task that bit bigger': Taoiseach delivers Irish COP26 address
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'Every second of delay makes our task that bit bigger': Taoiseach delivers Irish COP26 address

Updated Nov 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 16,920 Views 51 Comments
  • The Taoiseach said that the world is already seeing the "serious impacts" of climate change.
  • Micheál Martin delivered Ireland's national statement from the COP26 summit in Glasgow.
  • He added: "If we act decisively now, we will offer humanity the most valuable prize of all – a liveable planet."

# climate-crisis - Monday 1 November, 2021

'Cautiously optimistic': Are Irish people going to COP26 feeling hopeful about the summit?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'Cautiously optimistic': Are Irish people going to COP26 feeling hopeful about the summit?

Nov 1st 2021, 9:26 PM 9,639 Views 12 Comments

We asked some of the Irish people heading to Glasgow: Are you feeling hopeful going into COP26?

# climate-crisis - Sunday 31 October, 2021

COP26: Climate summit described as 'last, best hope' to meet 1.5 degree goal
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

COP26: Climate summit described as 'last, best hope' to meet 1.5 degree goal

Oct 31st 2021, 1:21 PM 10,454 Views 31 Comments

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin will attend a two-day world leaders summit as part of COP26.

The world's most crucial climate summit is starting - sign up to get our daily newsletter
# Cop26
# Cop26

The world's most crucial climate summit is starting - sign up to get our daily newsletter

Oct 31st 2021, 10:45 AM 20,901 Views 38 Comments

We’ll be bringing you daily updates and analysis from COP26 in Glasgow.

COP26 officially starts today - here's how The Journal will be covering it
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

COP26 officially starts today - here's how The Journal will be covering it

Oct 31st 2021, 6:30 AM 6,766 Views 0 Comments

Keep up-to-date with the latest from the COP26 summit.

# climate-crisis - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Opinion: Can COP26 produce the goods? Ask me again in ten years' time
# Cop26
# Cop26

Opinion: Can COP26 produce the goods? Ask me again in ten years' time

Oct 30th 2021, 5:00 PM 5,504 Views 4 Comments

It is time to cop on, end the empty promises and sickening cross-sectoral greenwashing, writes MEP Grace O’Sullivan.

Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that

Oct 30th 2021, 7:45 AM 7,710 Views 6 Comments

The Irish climate campaigner says framing COP26 as the focal point of global climate action is robbing us of our own collective power.

# climate-crisis - Friday 29 October, 2021

Opinion: Will things be different at COP26 this year? Yes. There's a sense of urgency in the air
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Opinion: Will things be different at COP26 this year? Yes. There's a sense of urgency in the air

Oct 29th 2021, 10:47 PM 6,783 Views 17 Comments

Addressing the injustice of the climate crisis must be central to discussions at COP26, writes Ciarán Cuffe.

# climate-crisis - Monday 25 October, 2021

'Failing to act would have grave consequences': Proposed carbon budget charts new climate path
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

'Failing to act would have grave consequences': Proposed carbon budget charts new climate path

Oct 25th 2021, 5:51 PM 29,055 Views 99 Comments

The carbon budget would see Ireland’s emissions fall by 95 million tonnes between 2021-2025 and 2026-2030.

'Is this good enough anymore?': Why years of 'media silence' around climate won't return
# Climate News
# Climate News

'Is this good enough anymore?': Why years of 'media silence' around climate won't return

Oct 25th 2021, 7:30 AM 12,119 Views 19 Comments

US journalist Mark Hertsgaard said: “The main thing is to play the story as big as the story is.”

# climate-crisis - Saturday 23 October, 2021

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer

Oct 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,525 Views 36 Comments

Budget 2021 won’t bring long-term equality and fairness with the spectre of climate change, writes Dr Shana Cohen.

# climate-crisis - Friday 22 October, 2021

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:10 AM 9,701 Views 13 Comments

Emissions from Ireland in 2020 failed to stay within the allocation set by the EU.

# climate-crisis - Thursday 21 October, 2021

How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines
# Is The Coast Clear?
# Is The Coast Clear?

How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines

Oct 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 33,446 Views 18 Comments
  • Projects to safeguard Irish railways from climate change long-term are at early stages, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Coastal erosion on the south-east line and flooding in Ballycar have been exacerbated by climate change.
  • However, it could be up to 10 years before the measures are fully implemented.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner

Oct 20th 2021, 12:43 PM 8,711 Views 9 Comments

The plan to set up this commission was included in the Programme for Government.

# climate-crisis - Monday 18 October, 2021

Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers
# Carbon Footprint
# Carbon Footprint

Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers

Oct 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 17,348 Views 17 Comments
  • Facebook has flagged advertisements from three Irish gas suppliers for not including a particular disclaimer, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Energia, Electric Ireland and Calor Ireland have run ads that encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint by becoming a customer.
  • Climate campaigners are calling for an EU-wide ban on fossil fuel advertising, which an Irish MEP says they would support.

# climate-crisis - Sunday 17 October, 2021

The world's biggest climate summit kicks off soon - here's what you need to know
# Cop26
# Cop26

The world's biggest climate summit kicks off soon - here's what you need to know

Oct 17th 2021, 9:00 PM 9,992 Views 17 Comments

“The main thing will be whether there is a willingness to do business or not.”

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What is the issue with farm subsidies and nature?
# Cash Cow
# Cash Cow

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What is the issue with farm subsidies and nature?

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 12:31 PM 5,460 Views 1 Comment

Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and journalist Ella McSweeney tell Susan Daly how agri-subsidies are encouraging farmers to cut back on nature.

# climate-crisis - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

'This can't just be politics as usual': What are the EU's main climate goals?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'This can't just be politics as usual': What are the EU's main climate goals?

Oct 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 5,204 Views 8 Comments

Let’s explore the Green Deal and the EU’s other plans and policies around climate.

Carbon tax, transport investment: The main climate measures at the centre of today's Budget
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# CLIMATE CRISIS

Carbon tax, transport investment: The main climate measures at the centre of today's Budget

Oct 12th 2021, 4:15 PM 6,624 Views 7 Comments

The minister for finance said that “future generations will not tolerate inaction” on the climate.

'The world is burning': Donohoe confirms further carbon tax increase by €7.50 per tonne
# Carbon Tax
# Carbon Tax

'The world is burning': Donohoe confirms further carbon tax increase by €7.50 per tonne

Oct 12th 2021, 2:15 PM 15,165 Views 35 Comments

The increase will take effect from midnight on petrol and diesel.

World leaders 'must honour' climate targets or 'fail as one', head of Cop26 warns
# Cop26
# Cop26

World leaders 'must honour' climate targets or 'fail as one', head of Cop26 warns

Oct 12th 2021, 7:21 AM 3,759 Views 4 Comments

Alok Sharma urged countries to honour the Paris climate accord agreed in 2015.

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