UN FAO report on Irish agriculture a travesty, misrepresents reality and ignores NGO warnings

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE A UN case study portraying Ireland as leading in the transformation to sustainable  agriculture is deeply misleading and puts forward an image of the industry that is not supported by scientific evidence, The Environmental Pillar has warned. Ireland’s leading coalition of environmental groups is alarmed by the case study’s publication and have stressed that it misrepresents Ireland’s rolling …

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The Environmental Pillar opposes Department cuts to space for nature on farmland

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Environmental Pillar is dismayed with a recent proposed change in Ireland’s CAP Strategic plan by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to cut the space for nature requirement on Irish farms, from 5% to just 4% at a recent Common Agriculture Policy consultation meeting.The Department also proposes to further weaken this ambition by including crops …

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Budget 2022: Time for the Government to put its money where its mouth is

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The Government must put its money where its mouth is in the upcoming 2022 National Budget in order to address our worsening climate and biodiversity crises.  This is the call from the Environmental Pillar, Ireland’s largest coalition of environmental groups, who have recommended a number of measures to confront these twin crises while improving the resiliency of our …

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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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