Submission on the Draft Environmental Analysis Report of Food Wise 2025

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The Environmental Pillar welcomes the opportunity to input into this process. We were disappointed to see the FoodWise2025 strategy “launched” by such senior figures as Minister Coveney and the Taoiseach when the public consultation phase had yet to take place. We would note that FW2025 is an extension of the FoodHarvest2020 strategy. We welcome that the government and DAFM are …

Ian CareySubmission on the Draft Environmental Analysis Report of Food Wise 2025

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

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

Environmental Pillar questions credibility of sustainability report on Food Harvest 2020

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16 September 2013: The Environmental Pillar, a coalition of 26 national environmental groups, is casting serious doubts on the findings of a report commissioned by the Minister for Agriculture on the environmental impacts of Food Harvest 2020. The Environmental Pillar is calling for a commitment from government to re-assess its Food Harvest 2020 policy which committed the country to massive …

Ian CareyEnvironmental Pillar questions credibility of sustainability report on Food Harvest 2020

Minister Coveney puts wildlife and agricultural sustainability at risk

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10 July 2013: The Environmental Pillar is strongly critical of Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney bringing forward the mowing date for the traditional hay meadow option within the Agri-Environment Options Scheme (AEOS). AEOS pays farmers to delay mowing of traditionally managed hay meadows until 15 July to allow the diversity of plant species to set seed, ensure ground- nesting birds can …

Ian CareyMinister Coveney puts wildlife and agricultural sustainability at risk

Ban GM Crops until proved safe for our health and our environment say environmental groups.

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Click here to download the Environmental Pillar’s Policy Statement on Genetically Modified Crops in Ireland March 2013 (Posted on March 4, 2013) 4 March 2013: The Environmental Pillar, a coalition of 26 national environmental groups, today called upon the Government to place a 5-year moratorium on the growing of any genetically modified (GM) crops in Ireland. “The introduction of GM …

Ian CareyBan GM Crops until proved safe for our health and our environment say environmental groups.

Pillar report highlights “illegal and irresponsible” planning

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Pillar report highlights “illegal and irresponsible” planning 7th July 2012 – Dublin. Environmental experts have said the development and implementation of the Government Food Harvest 2020 policy would be  “illegal and irresponsible” if it was carried out without a serious look at how it impacts on the long-term well-being of the country. The warning was published by The Environmental Pillar …

Ian CareyPillar report highlights “illegal and irresponsible” planning

Submission on Environmental Analysis of Scenarios Related to Implementation of Recommendations in Food Harvest 2020 (FH2020)

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Download report: Environmental-Pillar-Submission-on-the-Analysis-of-the-Environmental-Impacts-of-FH2020(Posted on July 6, 2012) Summary Food Harvest 2020, as a Government Strategic Policy Document should have been subjected to a screening under Article 6 of the Habitats Directive. This would have inevitably resulted in the need to conduct a number of Appropriate Assessments (AA). During the development of Food Harvest 2020, as a Government Strategic Policy Document …

Ian CareySubmission on Environmental Analysis of Scenarios Related to Implementation of Recommendations in Food Harvest 2020 (FH2020)

Pillar report highlights “illegal and irresponsible” planning

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Pillar report highlights “illegal and irresponsible” planning 7th July 2012 – Dublin. Environmental experts have said the development and implementation of the Government Food Harvest 2020 policy would be  “illegal and irresponsible” if it was carried out without a serious look at how it impacts on the long-term well-being of the country. The warning was published by The Environmental Pillar …

Ian CareyPillar report highlights “illegal and irresponsible” planning