Response to the public consultation on the Climate Change Response Bill 2010

Ian Carey News, Submissions

Climate change remains the defining challenge of our age. The Environmental Pillar shares the National Economic and Social Council’s analysis (NESC Report 117, page xvi.) that “addressing it will have far reaching economic and social effects”, and that Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions target for 2020, yet to be finalised”, “will pose considerable challenges” and, most significantly, that “the move to …

Ian CareyResponse to the public consultation on the Climate Change Response Bill 2010

Environmental Pillar welcomes the Climate Change Response Bill

Ian Carey News, Press Releases

Dublin – 16th December, 2010. The Environment Pillar of Social Partnership today welcomed the publication of the Climate Change Response Bill. However, it said the Bill’s ambition to transition Ireland to a smart low-carbon, high-value, high-employment economy needs to be sharpened, with a stronger stimulus created from more ambitious emission reduction targets. Pat Finnegan, Co-ordinator of the Environment Pillar’s Climate/Energy …

Ian CareyEnvironmental Pillar welcomes the Climate Change Response Bill

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

Response to Climate Change Legislation

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Climate change remains the defining challenge of our age. The Environmental Pillar shares the National Economic and Social Council’s analysis (NESC Report 117, page xvi.) that “addressing it will have far reaching economic and social effects”, that Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions target for 2020, yet to be finalised”, “will pose considerable challenges” and, most significantly, that “the move to a …

Ian CareyResponse to Climate Change Legislation

Environmentalists tell Government ‘there’s no going back to business as usual’

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New Social Partner launched at Government Buildings [imagebrowser id=2]At the official launch of the new Environmental Pillar of Social Partnership at Government buildings today environmental representatives called on the government not to lose sight of the the ecological crisis underlying the country’s current economic difficulties. Speaking after a photocall with Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Minister for the Environment John Gormley, …

Ian CareyEnvironmentalists tell Government ‘there’s no going back to business as usual’