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Press Release: Draft National Mitigation Plan wholly inadequate to tackle climate change, say leading environmental organisations

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The Government’s long overdue draft National Mitigation Plan is almost wholly inadequate to meet the climate challenges ahead, according to Ireland’s leading environmental organisations. The Environmental Pillar, together with Stop Climate Chaos, has outlined its findings on the draft Plan in a submission sent as part of a public consultation set to close today. The submission finds that the proposed …

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Press Release: New European Climate Change targets let Ireland off the hook but they will not keep global warming below 1.5C target

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More regular flooding, aggressive storms and drought will be outcome of watering down our climate targets.    New European Climate Change targets have been revealed today and they have made it easier for Ireland because of how emissions and carbon is accounted for. The Environmental Pillar, a coalition of 28 Irish national environmental NGOs, warns that the change to emission …

adminPress Release: New European Climate Change targets let Ireland off the hook but they will not keep global warming below 1.5C target

Press Release: Programme for Government falls far short of what Ireland needs to do to tackle climate change

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The Programme for Government lacks the key clear goals we need to move our people and economy forward into a post carbon future.   The Environmental Pillar, an advocacy coalition of 28 Irish national environmental NGOs, does not believe that the Programme for Government goes far enough in tackling climate change and will force increasingly difficult decisions on future Governments. …

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Catastrophic winter flooding will increase with climate change unless we substantially change the way we use land

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The Environmental Pillar is calling on the government to bring in substantive land use changes to protect communities from increasingly frequent high rainfall events.

Ian CareyCatastrophic winter flooding will increase with climate change unless we substantially change the way we use land

Press Release: Taoiseach’s stance that climate change is ‘not a priority’ is foolhardy and economically short-sighted

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The Environmental Pillar are calling on the Taoiseach Enda Kenny to retract his statement that ‘climate change is not a priority’ and start to build a country and economy fit for the 21st century. The Environmental Pillar, an advocacy coalition made up of 28 national environmental NGOs, want the Taoiseach to accept that failing to prepare the country for climate …

Ian CareyPress Release: Taoiseach’s stance that climate change is ‘not a priority’ is foolhardy and economically short-sighted

Press Release: Environmental groups call for native woodland scheme to be expanded to balance farm emissions

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The Environmental Pillar welcome calls for the use of forestry on farms to balance carbon emissions from agriculture, in an effort to increase sustainability and protect livelihoods.

Ian CareyPress Release: Environmental groups call for native woodland scheme to be expanded to balance farm emissions

International Aviation and Shipping to be exempt from emissions cuts in Paris negotiations

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International shipping and aviation, huge sources of emissions, were dropped from last week’s draft Paris climate agreement. This is an incredibly backward step, leaving an emissions gap in the agreement equivalent to Germany and UK combined. Even more incredible given both sectors purchase their fuel tax free, and their emissions are set to treble by 2050. In response to this the Environmental …

Ian CareyInternational Aviation and Shipping to be exempt from emissions cuts in Paris negotiations

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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The Environmental Pillar welcomes the Pope’s call for action on climate change

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The Environmental Pillar, which is made up of 28 Irish environmental NGOs, welcomes the stance taken by the Pontiff in his teaching today. The encyclical entitled ‘Laudato Si’ calls on all nations to deal squarely with climate change, to phase out the use of fossil fuels and for the world’s rich nations to begin paying their ‘grave social debt’ to …

Ian CareyThe Environmental Pillar welcomes the Pope’s call for action on climate change

Threat to environment from trade deal discussed at Trade Union seminar

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Michael Ewing, Coordinator of the Environmental Pillar, recently spoke at the TTIP Seminar as part of the IMPACT Divisional Conference, on 22nd May, 2015.  The presentation emphasised the core issues surrounding TTIP such as the ISDS (Investor-State Dispute Settlement) mechanism, transparency and regulatory coherence, and the main environmental concerns, relating to climate change, toxic food waste and chemicals. Also present …

Aisling KirwanThreat to environment from trade deal discussed at Trade Union seminar