Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy

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The Department of Climate Action is seeking views on the development of a new Waste Action Plan as part of the move to a more Circular Economy where resources are kept in use for as long as possible and then recycled or reused at the end of their service life.  The Environmental Pillar welcomes the opportunity to make a submission …

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Housing and Planning and Development Bill 2019

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The Pillar’s detailed submission for the public consultation outlines our members’ core concerns with the proposed legislation, in particular the fact that the Bill proposes to: • Make it near impossible for ordinary people, citizens groups and environmental NGOs to qualify to get into the Court to take a challenge in the first place; [5] [6] • Make the court …

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New plan won’t bring about promised climate policy revolution

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The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition and the Environmental Pillar have carried out a detailed assessment of the Government’s Climate Action Plan and have launched a 20-page “end-of-term” Report on the Government: Will the new Climate Action Plan deliver the revolution the Minister promised? Link to Report: https://tinyurl.com/y58a9jzk Media Release New Climate Action Plan will not bring about promised climate revolution, says …

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Budget 2018: Taking Steps to Green the Irish Economy

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The Environmental Pillar calls on the government to incorporate the Polluter Pays Principle, as appropriate, into all aspects of taxation and spending. This will have the effect of This will have the effect of broadening the tax base whilst enabling the moving of taxation from income to levies on consumption whilst at the same time removing subsidies from environmentally harmful activities. …

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Submission to the Joint Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services in Ireland

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Whilst there is much that is welcome in the report, it includes one obvious and serious contradiction. It states that Excessive or wasteful use of water should be paid for directly by the user at tariffs determined by CER. It then goes on to make no real proposal on how to decide when there is excess use. Why would it …

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Better Europe Alliance response to European Commission 2017 Country Report for Ireland

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As part of the annual European Semester process, the European Commission published its Country Reports on each EU Member State, including Ireland, in February 2017. The Country Reports present the Commission’s analysis of the economic, social and environmental policies of each country, as well as national progress in delivering on both the five agreed Europe 2020 targets and the Country …

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Environmental Pillar supports fracking ban in submission to government

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The Environmental Pillar supports the Bill – The Prohibition of Extraction and Exploration of Onshore Petroleum 2016, and recommends that the Committee pass this Bill to the next stage of the Dáil without delay. As a network we are motivated by the mounting global and national peer reviewed evidence detailing the significant risks and negative impacts associated with unconventional fossil …

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Submission on Public Engagement

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The Environmental Pillar welcomes the opportunity to respond to the consultation on Consultation by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on the “Principles to Guide Public Engagement on Policy and Services Development”        

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National Mitigation Plan submission July 2015

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The Environmental Pillar welcomes the opportunity to input into the draft National Mitigation Plan and looks forward to further input as the plan evolves. The Environmental Pillar strongly welcomes and supports the Ministers commitment to transition to a low carbon future. We anticipate that this will be implemented in a clear, directional robust national mitigation plan. The Environmental Pillar highlights …

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Budget Submission 2016

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This submission recommends ways of broadening the tax base and using the limited financial resources in a way that focuses on long term sustainability, whilst creating employment and stimulating the economy in the short term. Broadening the tax base can also reduce the complexity of the tax system, compliance costs and the costs of tax collection. In making this submission …

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