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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EPA’s clarion call for action welcome

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25 November 2020  The clarion call to action from the Environmental Protection Agency today has been wholeheartedly welcomed by Ireland’s leading coalition of environmental organisations.  The Environmental Pillar has a longstanding history of advocating for a unified policy response to our ongoing climate and biodiversity crises, and we have witnessed time and time again that existing siloed measures to address …

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CLimate Bill 2020

Fundamental Flaws in Climate Bill must addressed in pre-legislative scrutiny

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The Environmental Pillar is pleased to see the Bill strengthen the State’s commitment to climate action, and particularly welcomes the proposed inclusion of biodiversity expertise on future Climate Change Advisory Councils. The Pillar has stressed that the twin crises of climate and biodiversity are deeply interlinked and must be addressed simultaneously.

Kayle CrossonFundamental Flaws in Climate Bill must addressed in pre-legislative scrutiny

New agri-food policy must shift away from intensive practices

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE  This World Food Day, the Environmental Pillar and the Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) are demanding that an immediate shift away from intensive agricultural practices take place in the State’s new agri-food policy.  Both organisations have expressed serious concerns that the State is rushing the development of Ireland’s new 2030 Agri-Food Strategy, which will determine the future direction of …

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Forestry Bill fails to solve the sector’s problems

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE The current Forestry Bill set to go before the Dáil today fails to solve the multi-faceted problems the sector faces, Ireland’s largest coalition of environmental groups has warned.  The Environmental Pillar has stressed that the Bill is being rushed through and will limit the public’s capacity to appeal forestry decisions. It proposes permanent actions that will not fix …

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Biodiversity, climate and just recovery must be prioritised in 2021 budget

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The State must prioritise the biodiversity and climate crises in its 2021 budget and ensure that all measures taken to address them are done through the lens of a Just and Ecological Recovery.  Last year the Dáil declared a biodiversity and climate emergency because of the very poor status of much of Ireland’s biodiversity and its increasing emissions, …

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Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy an “important first step”

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Ireland’s leading environmental coalition welcomed the publication of the Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy today and has called it an “important first step” in ensuring cross-sector waste reduction.  The Environmental Pillar is pleased to see key commitments that we have advocated for in relation to waste management, including the reduction of food waste, the introduction of …

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Minister Hackett’s consultation for Forestry must be reconsidered

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14 August 2020  IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The consultation process initiated to restrict appeals for forestry decisions must be reconsidered along with the Minister’s priorities to address issues in the forestry system. This is the call from Ireland’s leading environmental coalition, The Environmental Pillar, who have written to the Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity, Pippa Hackett of the Green …

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