Departments of Transport and Agriculture need to face up to climate change and play their part in cutting Ireland’s emissions.

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The Environmental Pillar are calling on Ministers Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney to stop burying their heads in the sand over Ireland’s climate change commitments.  While the government has cut emissions in some areas the EPA figures released today show that the Agriculture and Transport sectors alone have set Ireland on course to miss our 2020 emission commitments, going above …

Ian CareyDepartments of Transport and Agriculture need to face up to climate change and play their part in cutting Ireland’s emissions.

Environmental Pillar calls on RTE to deal with Science and not Fiction

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RTE Primetime Tuesday 18 March 14 March 2014: Following RTE Primetime’s decision to give climate change “sceptics” equal representation on a show discussing climate change, the Environmental Pillar has called on RTE to deal with the reality of the situation. “This is not Public Service broadcasting”, said Michael Ewing, of the Environmental Pillar “Primetime is just chasing ratings and hoping …

Ian CareyEnvironmental Pillar calls on RTE to deal with Science and not Fiction

Environmental Pillar dismayed by Commission’s lack of agreement on climate policy

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22 January 2013: The Environmental Pillar expressed its dismay today at the European Commission’s disarray over climate policy.  Spokesperson Michael Ewing commented: “The split in the Barroso Commission on climate policy is worse than ever. Industry and Energy Commissioners, responding to fossil fuel lobbies, are stymieing agreement on Europe’s 2030 targets. The Climate and Environment Commissioners are effectively being prevented …

Ian CareyEnvironmental Pillar dismayed by Commission’s lack of agreement on climate policy

Massive increase in emissions from dirty fuels highlights the lack of coordination in Government policies

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9 October 2013: The Environmental Pillar reacts with dismay to the news that Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 increased by 1% from 2011, as evidenced by today’s report from the EPA. We call on the government to deliver a strong Climate Change Bill with binding targets, and to re-evaluate the sustainability of Food Harvest 2020 using realistic figures. ‘We …

Ian CareyMassive increase in emissions from dirty fuels highlights the lack of coordination in Government policies

IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report is a bleak reminder of Government’s inaction on climate change

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27 September 2013: In light of the shocking Fifth Assessment Report released by the IPCC today, the Environmental Pillar is demanding that the government take urgent action to meet the biggest challenge of our time. Environmental Pillar spokesperson Michael Ewing said: “Ireland and other high-income OECD countries must take responsibility for ambitious emissions reductions by 2020 – of 30% for …

Ian CareyIPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report is a bleak reminder of Government’s inaction on climate change

Environmental Pillar welcomes Ireland’s participation in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition

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Statement from the Environmental Pillar, 5 June 2013: The Environmental Pillar welcomes Ireland’s participation in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition. We agree that air pollution and climate change need to be addressed in an integrated manner. Pollutants such as black carbon have a major impact on the climate as well as human health. We have called for the inclusion …

Ian CareyEnvironmental Pillar welcomes Ireland’s participation in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition

Climate Action Bill won’t be worth the paper it’s written on warns Environmental Pillar

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Press release from the Environmental Pillar Climate Action Bill won’t be worth the paper it’s written on warns Environmental Pillar Insertion of Targets Urged The Environmental Pillar has welcomed the publication of the heads of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill but has expressed its disappointment that after many months and much to and fro, the Cabinet has …

Ian CareyClimate Action Bill won’t be worth the paper it’s written on warns Environmental Pillar

Environmental Pillar deeply disappointed at Hogan’s abandonment of climate change targets

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Environmental Pillar deeply disappointed at Hogan’s abandonment of climate change targets Calls on TDs to support Independent Climate Change Bill 11 February 2013: The Environmental Pillar has expressed its great frustration that Minister Hogan plans to bring a toothless Climate Change Bill to the Cabinet tomorrow. According to leaked information in the media today, the Bill will have neither targets …

Ian CareyEnvironmental Pillar deeply disappointed at Hogan’s abandonment of climate change targets

Submission to National Climate Policy Development Consultation

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Download: Environmental Pillar Climate Submission Contents INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS, RESPONSIBILTY AND CAPABILITY MITIGATION COMMITMENTS GREEN ECONOMY POLICIES AND MEASURES Long-term effectiveness Transition to a low-carbon economy Environmental sustainability Equity Cost-effectiveness Approaches to policies and measures Putting a price on greenhouse gases Subsidies Regulation Information and awareness Incentives Financing LEGISLATION Targets Carbon Budgets National Mitigation Plans Annual Transition Statement Expert Advisory Body …

Ian CareySubmission to National Climate Policy Development Consultation