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Massive increase in emissions from dirty fuels highlights the lack of coordination in Government policies

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9 October 2013: The Environmental Pillar reacts with dismay to the news that Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 increased by 1% from 2011, as evidenced by today’s report from the EPA. We call on the government to deliver a strong Climate Change Bill with binding targets, and to re-evaluate the sustainability of Food Harvest 2020 using realistic figures. ‘We …

Cormac MulvihillMassive increase in emissions from dirty fuels highlights the lack of coordination in Government policies
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IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report is a bleak reminder of Government’s inaction on climate change

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27 September 2013: In light of the shocking Fifth Assessment Report released by the IPCC today, the Environmental Pillar is demanding that the government take urgent action to meet the biggest challenge of our time. Environmental Pillar spokesperson Michael Ewing said: “Ireland and other high-income OECD countries must take responsibility for ambitious emissions reductions by 2020 – of 30% for …

Cormac MulvihillIPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report is a bleak reminder of Government’s inaction on climate change
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Environmental Pillar welcomes Ireland’s participation in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition

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Statement from the Environmental Pillar, 5 June 2013: The Environmental Pillar welcomes Ireland’s participation in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition. We agree that air pollution and climate change need to be addressed in an integrated manner. Pollutants such as black carbon have a major impact on the climate as well as human health. We have called for the inclusion …

Cormac MulvihillEnvironmental Pillar welcomes Ireland’s participation in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition
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Climate Action Bill won’t be worth the paper it’s written on warns Environmental Pillar

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Press release from the Environmental Pillar Climate Action Bill won’t be worth the paper it’s written on warns Environmental Pillar Insertion of Targets Urged The Environmental Pillar has welcomed the publication of the heads of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill but has expressed its disappointment that after many months and much to and fro, the Cabinet has …

Cormac MulvihillClimate Action Bill won’t be worth the paper it’s written on warns Environmental Pillar
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Environmental Pillar deeply disappointed at Hogan’s abandonment of climate change targets

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Environmental Pillar deeply disappointed at Hogan’s abandonment of climate change targets Calls on TDs to support Independent Climate Change Bill 11 February 2013: The Environmental Pillar has expressed its great frustration that Minister Hogan plans to bring a toothless Climate Change Bill to the Cabinet tomorrow. According to leaked information in the media today, the Bill will have neither targets …

Cormac MulvihillEnvironmental Pillar deeply disappointed at Hogan’s abandonment of climate change targets
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Phil Hogan reveals true colours by delaying Climate Bill

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The Environmental Pillar expressed disappointment at today’s announcement by the Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan, that a Climate Change Bill is not a priority. This represents a significant backtrack on the Government’s commitment to deliver climate change legislation by 2012. Commenting on behalf of the Pillar today, Tara Connolly, convenor of the Pillar’s Climate and Energy Working Group, said: …

Cormac MulvihillPhil Hogan reveals true colours by delaying Climate Bill