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The Environmental Pillar Policy on the TTIP, CETA and TISA

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 The Environmental Pillar Policy on the TTIP CETA and TISA June 2014 The Environmental Pillardenounces the lack of transparency of the negotiations, the lack of democratic participation in the development of the negotiation mandate and the lack of democratic control over the negotiations regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) currently being negotiated between the …

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Greening the economy and creating sustainable employment

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Abstract The Action Plan for Jobs 2012 includes a commitment to produce a Green Economy Plan during the third quarter of 2012. This paper asserts that all policy oriented towards the creation of employment should be in the context of a green economy. It offers working definitions for a green economy, and for green jobs, placing both in the context …

Cormac MulvihillGreening the economy and creating sustainable employment
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Environmental Pillar Consolidated Policy Document

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This document is a compilation of the headlines of all Environmental Pillar Policies to date. Each policy is linked to its source document. This document is intended to be updated periodically. This version of the Consolidated Policy Document is up to date as of November 2012. Environmental Pillar Consolidated Policy Document Nov 2012 (Pub Date July 9, 2013)

Cormac MulvihillEnvironmental Pillar Consolidated Policy Document
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Ban GM Crops until proved safe for our health and our environment say environmental groups.

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Click here to download the Environmental Pillar’s Policy Statement on Genetically Modified Crops in Ireland March 2013 (Posted on March 4, 2013) 4 March 2013: The Environmental Pillar, a coalition of 26 national environmental groups, today called upon the Government to place a 5-year moratorium on the growing of any genetically modified (GM) crops in Ireland. “The introduction of GM …

Cormac MulvihillBan GM Crops until proved safe for our health and our environment say environmental groups.
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Environmental Pillar policy on Site Value Tax

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The Environmental Pillar has added its weight to the growing push for a Site Value Tax in Ireland. Today (18 October) it released a policy on Site Value Tax, outlining the social, economic and environmental benefits that would be delivered by its implementation. A Site Value Tax is a tax on the unimproved value of land, and so does not …

Cormac MulvihillEnvironmental Pillar policy on Site Value Tax
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Tree Cover Policy

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Policy published in November 2010. Ireland’s western Atlantic seaboard location, with its mild winters and good rainfall combine to make Ireland an ideal location to have a thriving sustainable wood economy. In former times the abundant harvest from Ireland’s great forests was legendary. This forest resource ensured the basics of good quality food, shelter and water which underpinned the economy …

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Policy Statement on the Flooding Crisis November 2009

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Download the document: Flooding Crisis Nov 2009 Policy Statement on the Flooding Crisis November 2009 – A call for a comprehensive and systemic review 3rd Dec 2009 Introduction If there’s anything to be learned from the ongoing catastrophic flooding events happening across Ireland, it’s that we need to work with nature not against it to prevent further disaster. This has …

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Environmental Pillar of Social Partnership: Briefing Paper 1

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Follow the link below to download the Environmental Pillar’s briefing paper. This briefing paper addresses the following issues: an environmentally sustainable economy; climate change; biodiversity; planning; water; waste; and transport. briefing paper environmental pillar of social partnership (Posted on April 8, 2009)  

Cormac MulvihillEnvironmental Pillar of Social Partnership: Briefing Paper 1