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 …

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Submission to the Public Consultation on the Regional Waste Management Plan

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The Submission by the Environmental Pillar to the Public Consultation on the Regional Waste Management Plan was sent to each of the regional Waste Authorities in January 2015. The Resource Efficiency Working Group prepared the submission which details 15 recommendations including parameters for creating an effective database, appropriate waste prevention targets per capita per year along with economic instruments to …

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Submission to Affordable Energy Consultation

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Fuel poverty is a question of the thermal efficiency of housing. In a market, generally the most inefficient housing will be occupied by those with the least purchasing power; whether as house-owners or as tenants. This is the case in Ireland. Therefore eliminating fuel poverty will require the thermal upgrade of the vast bulk of the current housing stock. Analysis …

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Submission on Preparation of a New Seafood Development Programme 2014

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The Environmental Pillar welcomes the opportunity to comment on the preparation of the Seafood Development Programme 2014-2020. We offer the following comments which we believe will be helpful in directing the programme towards the establishment of an industry, capable of supporting coastal communities, low-impact fishing and employment in processing. The Programme must be based on the scientific realities of the …

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Submission to Second Consultation on Ireland’s National Aarhus Report

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We acknowledge that a number of our comments have been taken on board in the second draft and we are glad that the Department found them useful. In addition, we note that others haven’t been taken on board and we hope that we can discuss these issues further with the Department in the future. Given resource constraints, we are limiting …

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Submission on National Bioenergy Strategy

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Although reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are the primary driver for bioenergy policies, the full life cycle emissions of forms of different bioenergy are not yet fully understood but are known to vary dramatically. Even where biofuels are grown on land already in cultivation, this can lead to the displacement of food crops and other land uses to natural habitats …

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Submission on EPA Fracking Research

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This research should not just be aimed at answering the question: can we undertake Fracking in Ireland without causing environmental damage here, and without increasing Ireland’s Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. The research should also address the question of the environmental impact of the extraction of global shale gas reserves for the agreed target of containing global warming to 2C. …

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Submission on Green Public Procurement

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In order for the policy to be effective and transformative it needs to involve all the staff of the public authorities both in its development and enactment. Understanding and ownership of the principles of Sustainable Public Procurement by staff members will dramatically increase the likelihood that the desired outcomes will be achieved. Quick win standards are important to initiate the changes, but education and capacity …

Ian CareySubmission on Green Public Procurement