Submission on the National Risk Assessment 2014

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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 CareySubmission on the National Risk Assessment 2014

Policy on the TTIP, CETA and TISA

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 The Environmental Pillar Policy on the TTIP CETA and TISA June 2014 The Environmental Pillardenounces the lack of transparency of the negotiations, the lack of democratic participation in the development of the negotiation mandate and the lack of democratic control over the negotiations regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) currently being negotiated between the …

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Policy Regarding the Setting up of a Coherent Network of Marine Protected Areas

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The Environment Pillar is calling for urgent action to protect and restore marine habitats and biota including fish stocks around Ireland.  The Environmental Pillar welcomes the Marine Strategy Framework Directive as one of the key means to achieve this and urges that full timely implementation is now prioritised by government and stakeholders. The Directive provides for a ‘coherent network of …

NithishPolicy Regarding the Setting up of a Coherent Network of Marine Protected Areas

Greening the economy and creating sustainable employment

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Abstract The Action Plan for Jobs 2012 includes a commitment to produce a Green Economy Plan during the third quarter of 2012. This paper asserts that all policy oriented towards the creation of employment should be in the context of a green economy. It offers working definitions for a green economy, and for green jobs, placing both in the context …

Ian CareyGreening the economy and creating sustainable employment

Consolidated Policy Document

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This document is a compilation of the headlines of all Environmental Pillar Policies to date. Each policy is linked to its source document. This document is intended to be updated periodically. This version of the Consolidated Policy Document is up to date as of November 2012. Environmental Pillar Consolidated Policy Document Nov 2012 (Pub Date July 9, 2013)

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Ban GM Crops until proved safe for our health and our environment say environmental groups.

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Click here to download the Environmental Pillar’s Policy Statement on Genetically Modified Crops in Ireland March 2013 (Posted on March 4, 2013) 4 March 2013: The Environmental Pillar, a coalition of 26 national environmental groups, today called upon the Government to place a 5-year moratorium on the growing of any genetically modified (GM) crops in Ireland. “The introduction of GM …

Ian CareyBan GM Crops until proved safe for our health and our environment say environmental groups.

Policy on Site Value Tax

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The Environmental Pillar has added its weight to the growing push for a Site Value Tax in Ireland. Today (18 October) it released a policy on Site Value Tax, outlining the social, economic and environmental benefits that would be delivered by its implementation. A Site Value Tax is a tax on the unimproved value of land, and so does not …

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Creating Sustainable Employment by Greening the Economy

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A green economy should be a driver of competitiveness, security of supply and sustainability and should encorporate the economy as a whole.The Action Plan for Jobs 2012 includes a commitment to produce a Green Economy Plan during the third quarter of 2012. The UNEP definition of a Green Economy as one that results in “improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly …

Ian CareyCreating Sustainable Employment by Greening the Economy