Climate hot on the agenda at election hustings in Leitrim

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Immediate Release Over 100 citizens are set to gauge where EU election candidates stand on key environmental and climate issues at a public debate in Co Leitrim this month before polling stations open in May. The event in the Bush Hotel in Carrick-On-Shannon on Friday, 26 April will see concerned citizens challenge candidates from across the political spectrum to outline …

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Irish must vote en masse for climate action in European elections

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Immediate Release It’s vital that citizens voice their concerns to MEP candidates over climate change and biodiversity loss in advance of the European elections, Ireland’s leading environmental coalition has said. The need is even more pressing, the Environmental Pillar said, following the release of a new report today calling out Ireland’s largest parties for their “shocking apathy” towards EU climate …

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Biodiversity measures in Committee climate report welcomed

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Immediate Release Calls from the Oireachtas Climate Action Committee to protect biodiversity and recognise the vital role of a healthy environment in tackling climate change is welcomed by Ireland’s leading environmental coalition.  The nature-friendly recommendations are included in the Committee’s report officially launched today that will feed into Government policy in tackling climate change.  The report follows six months of scrutiny by …

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Report on the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, Brexit & the Environment

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The executive summary of the report is available here:  https://nienvironmentlink.org/cmsfiles/Brexit-GFA-report-SUMMARY.pdf The full report is available here: https://nienvironmentlink.org/cmsfiles/Brexit-GFA-report-FULL.pdf Please see media release below April 16th, 2019 Unleashing the full potential of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement could address some of the main risks posed by Brexit to the environment of the island of Ireland, a new report has found. The independent report …

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Climate hot on the agenda as Irish youth tell MEP candidates to act on climate

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Young Irish citizens on the frontline of climate activism took centre stage at an event in the capital this evening to tell MEP candidates what needs to be done in Brussels to tackle the crisis of their generation.   The Loud & Clear! Youth views on Climate­ event at the European Parliament office in Co Dublin featured a range of speakers from groups …

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Environmental coalition raises alarm over Skellig Michael management plan

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January 10th 2019 – immediate release Environmental groups and the public are being left in the dark over the Government’s plans to manage Skellig Michael, Ireland’s largest environmental coalition has said. The comments from the Environmental Pillar come in the wake of the launch of a public consultation in late December on the next management plan of this important UNESCO …

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Extension of public consultation on controversial upland burning welcomed by environmental coalition

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Immediate Release –  9 January 2019 The Environmental Pillar has welcomed the Government’s decision to extend a public consultation on controversial upland burning regulations after it raised concerns over the decision to hold the consultation during the Christmas holidays. The consultation process was launched on 21 December 2018 with the original deadline set for 18 January 2019, a period that …

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Environmental Pillar cautiously welcomes the Withdrawal Agreement & Political Declaration

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Environmental Pillar cautiously welcomes the Withdrawal Agreement & Political Declaration: will a level playing field deliver cross-border alignment?   The conclusion of negotiations on a Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration lay the groundwork for designing a future EU-UK relationship incorporating far-reaching environmental standards. In the Withdrawal Agreement the UK and the EU have committed to maintaining, as a minimum, the …

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Brexit draft withdrawal agreement seeks to quell any rollback on environmental standards

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November 16th, 2018 The Environmental Pillar welcomes the inclusion of a commitment in the draft withdrawal agreement to maintaining current levels of environmental protection across the island of Ireland post-Brexit. It also includes a clause designed to prevent any regression of environmental laws, regulations and practices in the UK or the EU following the Brexit next March 29th. This “non-regression” …

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Budget 2019: Concern over possible State row back on carbon tax and diesel levy

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Immediate Release Ireland’s largest environmental coalition is deeply concerned by reports that the Government is set to row back on hikes in carbon and diesel taxes. It was widely reported in the media this morning that both the proposed increase in the diesel levy and carbon tax are proving to be sticking points ahead of tomorrow’s Budget. The Environmental Pillar is deeply …

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