Supporting greater ambition for Ireland’s Peatlands in the EU Nature Restoration law
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Summary: we welcome the targets within the NRL proposal to restore and rewet drained peatlands and organic soils under agricultural use. Rather than being onerous the NRL is an opportunity to garner EU support for our existing national commitments. However, further clarification is needed on definitions and financing. We call on Irish leaders in the […]

Ireland’s Draft Forest Strategy (2022 – 2030)
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This is a submission on behalf of the Environmental Pillar in response to the public consultation on Ireland’s Forest Strategy (2022 – 2030) and the associated implementation plans, and the Strategic Environmental Assessment and Appropriate Assessment obligations pertaining. Click here to read the full Environmental Pillar submission on Irelands Draft Forest Strategy (2022 – 2030). […]

Budget 2023: Proposals for a more sustainable, resilient and equitable Ireland
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This year’s Budget takes place under the backdrop of war in Europe, a lingering global pandemic, a cost of living crisis and of course the ongoing climate and biodiversity crisis. Each of these issues present serious challenges to policy-makers, however, it should be acknowledged that underlying these challenges is the fact that we are living […]

Towards a New Agricultural and Food Policy for Ireland – Recommendations for Government
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Towards a New Agricultural and Food Policy for Ireland Recommendations for Government A Position Paper from the Environmental Pillar, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition and the Sustainable Water Network April 2021 “Agriculture is by far the most significant pressure on Ireland’s nature, water and air, and greenhouse gas emissions. There has been a long-standing failure […]

Policy on Community Energy
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Water Services Policy
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Irish agriculture policies
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