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Environmental Pillar Water Services Policy

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Ireland is facing an uncertain future in respect to its antiquated and dilapidated water services infrastructure. Much of our water and wastewater infrastructure dates back to the Victorian age with many aging and leaky water and sewerage pipes in addition to many of our inadequate drinking water and waste water treatment plants. This legacy leaves many areas subject to boil …

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Environmental Pillar statement on an EU Legally Binding Agreement on Forestry

Ian Carey Policies, Submissions

The Environmental Pillar calls on the Irish Government to actively seek the completion of the EU Legally Binding Agreement on Forests (LBA). Sustainably managed natural and semi-natural forests are an infinitely renewable resource and deserve to be granted the highest priority in this LBA.

Ian CareyEnvironmental Pillar statement on an EU Legally Binding Agreement on Forestry

Environmental Pillar submission on draft Forestry Programme 2014-2020

Ian Carey Policies, Submissions

The Environmental Pillar made a substantive submission on the SEA for the draft Forestry Programme 2014 to 2020. In it a number of issues were raised including: climate change impacts, lack of support for agroforestry, native woodland conservation, biodiversity, water protection and other management measures.

Ian CareyEnvironmental Pillar submission on draft Forestry Programme 2014-2020

Environmental Pillar submission on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention and access to justice

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Ireland’s current legislative framework falls short of what is required under article 9(1) of the Aarhus Convention. The convention is an international agreement which guarantees access to information, public participation and justice in relation to environmental matters. The Environmental Pillar made a submission to the public consultation on Access to Justice and Implementation of Article 9 of the Aarhus Convention.

Ian CareyEnvironmental Pillar submission on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention and access to justice

Environmental Pillar submission on the National Risk Assessment 2014

Ian Carey Policies, Submissions

The Draft National Risk Assessment has an explicit goal of ensuring that Ireland’s terrible reversal of fortune never recurs. In this context the Environmental Pillar would like to highlight the gaps in the risk assessment in terms of biodiversity, health, agriculture, forestry, and the greening of the economy.

Ian CareyEnvironmental Pillar submission on the National Risk Assessment 2014