Food Vision 2030: another detrimental blueprint for agriculture

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The newly published Food Vision 2030 Strategy is yet another detrimental blueprint for agriculture which regrettably takes its place amongst a series of failed policies for the sector.  This is the warning from the Environmental Pillar, Ireland’s leading coalition of environmental groups, who reluctantly withdrew from the industry-dominated Strategy (formerly known as the Agri-Food 2030 Strategy) in February …

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How to send in your submission on the Agri-Food 2030 Strategy

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How we use our land is one of the most important decisions our representatives make. It has long-standing consequences for the climate, nature, and our water and air quality.  The newly drafted Agri-Food 2030 Strategy is a key blueprint for our land use and it comes at the most important crossroads our planet has ever faced.  We need this Strategy …

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Three environmental coalitions launch policy recommendations that could transform Irish agriculture

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE Three leading environment and climate coalitions today published policy recommendations that could transform agriculture in Ireland, the sector with the most significant impacts on climate, biodiversity and water.  Towards a New Agricultural and Food Policy for Ireland is the fruit of over 70 organisations’ collective labour and expertise, and was jointly published today by The Environmental Pillar, Stop …

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The Agri-Food 2030 strategy must forge a path of transformation

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The newly published Agri-Food 2030 Strategy must set us on a path of transformation for a diverse and resilient food system in line with planetary boundaries.  This is the call from the Environmental Pillar, Ireland’s leading coalition of environmental groups, who reluctantly left the Strategy’s Committee in February after reading a draft final document. [1] Karen Cielsielski, the …

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Ireland must meet the moment and halve its emissions over the next decade

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Ireland must face the concrete challenge head-on of halving our emissions in the next ten years in order to meet the ambition laid out in this week’s revised Climate Bill, Ireland’s leading coalition of environmental groups has said.  The Environmental Pillar welcomed the Bill’s publication earlier this week and recognised it as a crucial first step in finally …

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The Environmental Pillar withdraws from the problematic 2030 Agri-Food Strategy Committee

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Ireland’s leading coalition of environmental groups has reluctantly withdrawn from the Agri-Food 2030 Strategy Committee today having come to the conclusion that the draft Strategy is woefully inadequate to meet the social and environmental challenges we face.   The soon-to-be-published draft 2030 Strategy serves as a follow-up to Food Wise 2025, and rather than drive the ecological transformation we need …

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Please find below the Environmental Pillar’s submissions on the 2030 Agri-Food Strategy: The Environmental Pillar Interventions to the Agri-Food 2030 Strategy Committee meeting on 12 March 2020 The Environmental Pillar’s Submission on Chapter 10 of the Agri-Food Strategy 2030on 30 June 2020 The Environmental Pillar’s submission on SEA Scoping report and AA Screening statement for Agri-Food 2030 Strategy sent in …

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The Environmental Pillar cautiously welcomes Brexit Deal

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The Environmental Pillar has given a cautious welcome to the news that a deal has been reached between the UK and the European Union on the future relationship. Over the coming weeks the Pillar will be examining the text in detail to ensure that our common environmental standards, monitoring and enforcement are adequately provided for. The problems posed by Brexit …

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Local community representation crucial for Forestry Policy group

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Local community campaigns must have a voice on the newly formed Forestry Policy group in order to meet the industry’s pressing challenges.  Groups such as Save Leitrim, Save Cavan and Save Kerry have been at the forefront in calling for an improved forestry model. The Environmental Pillar, the Sustainable Water Network, BirdWatch Ireland, An Taisce and the Irish …

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Ag Climatise is a roadmap for business-as-usual damage to climate

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The recently published Ag Climatise roadmap by the Department of Agriculture perpetuates business-as-usual practices that will continue to wreak havoc on our environment and prevent us from meeting our climate targets.  This is the warning from the Environmental Pillar, Ireland’s leading coalition of environmental groups, who are calling for a transformative, ambitious, and synchronised agricultural policy in line …

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