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Environmental Pillar supports fracking ban in submission to government

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The Environmental Pillar supports the Bill – The Prohibition of Extraction and Exploration of Onshore Petroleum 2016, and recommends that the Committee pass this Bill to the next stage of the Dáil without delay. As a network we are motivated by the mounting global and national peer reviewed evidence detailing the significant risks and negative impacts associated with unconventional fossil …

Ian CareyEnvironmental Pillar supports fracking ban in submission to government
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Submission on Public Engagement

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The Environmental Pillar welcomes the opportunity to respond to the consultation on Consultation by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on the “Principles to Guide Public Engagement on Policy and Services Development”        

Ian CareySubmission on Public Engagement
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National Mitigation Plan submission July 2015

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The Environmental Pillar welcomes the opportunity to input into the draft National Mitigation Plan and looks forward to further input as the plan evolves. The Environmental Pillar strongly welcomes and supports the Ministers commitment to transition to a low carbon future. We anticipate that this will be implemented in a clear, directional robust national mitigation plan. The Environmental Pillar highlights …

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Budget Submission 2016

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This submission recommends ways of broadening the tax base and using the limited financial resources in a way that focuses on long term sustainability, whilst creating employment and stimulating the economy in the short term. Broadening the tax base can also reduce the complexity of the tax system, compliance costs and the costs of tax collection. In making this submission …

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Submission on the draft 2015 NRP for Ireland

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In regard to the Draft NRP for Ireland, The Environmental Pillar highlight concerns raised around the failure to make Ireland’s tax system environmentally friendly and the lack of incorporation of environmental concerns into fiscal measures. In the last 4 years there has been almost no additional action to broaden the tax base in a manner that enhances the environmental friendliness of the …

Ian CareySubmission on the draft 2015 NRP for Ireland
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Submission on the Draft Environmental Analysis Report of Food Wise 2025

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The Environmental Pillar welcomes the opportunity to input into this process. We were disappointed to see the FoodWise2025 strategy “launched” by such senior figures as Minister Coveney and the Taoiseach when the public consultation phase had yet to take place. We would note that FW2025 is an extension of the FoodHarvest2020 strategy. We welcome that the government and DAFM are …

Ian CareySubmission on the Draft Environmental Analysis Report of Food Wise 2025
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Submission on The Draft National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Aquaculture Development

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The Irish coastline boasts an array of diverse marine species and habitats. At the same time this marine environment is a fragile ecosystem which is highly vulnerable to threats and changes. As such, it must be protected. However, aquaculture may result in a number of adverse impacts to this sensitive environment, through the accumulation of waste, alteration of nutrient balances, transmission of …

Ian CareySubmission on The Draft National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Aquaculture Development
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Submission on the Draft National Mitigation Plan

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The Environmental Pillar welcomes the opportunity to input into the Draft National Mitigation Plan and looks forward to further input as the plan evolves. The Environmental Pillar strongly welcomes and supports the Minister’s commitment to transition to a low carbon future. We anticipate that this will be implemented in a clear, directional robust national mitigation plan. The Environmental Pillar highlights …

Ian CareySubmission on the Draft National Mitigation Plan
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Hazardous chemical being used in Irish forests needs to be phased out 

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The Environmental Pillar are calling for an end to the use of the hazardous chemical Cypermethrin in Irish forests. This chemical which kills insects is being used in significant quantities over a large area of land, some 50,000 ha, in an attempt to protect the non-native spruce and pine from pests. The Environmental Pillar believe the use of this highly …

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Pitfalls and potentials: the role of bioenergy in the EU climate and energy policy post 2020

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European Governments are increasingly relying on bioenergy as a cheap way to meet targets for renewable energy. Bioenergy represented 62% of EU’s renewable energy use in 2012. But new evidence on the real climate impacts and other environmental and social impacts of bioenergy has made its use increasingly controversial. Sustainable bioenergy has a role to play in Europe’s transition to …

Ian CareyPitfalls and potentials: the role of bioenergy in the EU climate and energy policy post 2020