Submission on the Draft National Mitigation Plan

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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 Minister’s 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 …

Ian CareySubmission on the Draft National Mitigation Plan

New government Agri-Food plans welcomed by Environmental Pillar‏

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The Environmental Pillar welcomes the decision of the Minister Simon Coveney to make the new agri-food strategy a government initiative rather than an industry led plan. The Environmental Pillar, which represents 28 national environmental NGOs, welcomes the announcement of a committee to prepare the new strategy and the tendering of an environmental analysis of the plan. We also look forward …

Ian CareyNew government Agri-Food plans welcomed by Environmental Pillar‏

Budget 2015 response: Tax measures to support Agriculture

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The Environmental Pillar welcomes a number of tax measures that will benefit farmers and farming communities but warns that increases in productivity must not come at the cost of Ireland’s biodiversity. Minister for Finance Michael Noonan highlighted the importance of land availability for young farmers wishing to expand in the industry and will provide Irish farmers under the age of …

Ian CareyBudget 2015 response: Tax measures to support Agriculture

Conserving Ireland’s natural habitats and biodiversity can help in the fight against climate change

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At the National Ploughing Championships 2014, the Environmental Pillar launched a report into how Ireland’s biodiversity can help in the fight against climate change. The report entitled ‘Ireland’s Biodiversity: Our natural ally in the fight against climate change’ outlines how protecting natural habitats is an important and cost effective option for government to store carbon and offset greenhouse gas emissions. The …

Ian CareyConserving Ireland’s natural habitats and biodiversity can help in the fight against climate change

Social partnership briefing document

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Introduction The continuing success of human society and social systems depends fundamentally on the preservation of the overall productivity, health and long term sustainability of the ecosystems and environmental services that underpin and supply many of the most basic components of human welfare such as healthy soils, clean water and clean air. This brief summary introduces some of the issues …

Ian CareySocial partnership briefing document