Submission on The Draft National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Aquaculture Development

Ian Carey News, Submissions

The Irish coastline boasts an array of diverse marine species and habitats. At the same time this marine environment is a fragile ecosystem which is highly vulnerable to threats and changes. As such, it must be protected. However, aquaculture may result in a number of adverse impacts to this sensitive environment, through the accumulation of waste, alteration of nutrient balances, transmission of …

Ian CareySubmission on The Draft National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Aquaculture Development

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

Ireland is way off track for 2020 climate targets, European study finds

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The Environmental Pillar is calling on the government to end its disjointed approach to emissions targets and put Ireland at the forefront of climate change action. The Environmental Pillar, which is made up of 28 Irish environmental NGOs, is disappointed but not surprised by the European Environment Agency (EEA) study which found Ireland will not meet its 2020 emissions targets. …

Ian CareyIreland is way off track for 2020 climate targets, European study finds

Agenda 21 must form the core of programme for government say Irish environment groups

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Coherent implementation of Agenda 21 must form the core of the new programme for government in order to provide the radical change needed to ensure a sustainable future for Irish society Irish environment groups warned in Dublin today. Agenda 21 is a UN supported roadmap to sustainability. The Environmental Pillar, the representative body for twenty eight of Ireland’s national environmental groups, published …

Ian CareyAgenda 21 must form the core of programme for government say Irish environment groups

Tackling the two crises facing government

Ian Carey News, Submissions

Follow the link below to download “Tackling the two crises facing government – A Submission to the Irish Government From the Members of the Environmental Pillar 16th March 2009”. This submission addresses the world economy and Ireland’s particular condition within it and the risks associated with climate change. Tackling the two crises facing government

Ian CareyTackling the two crises facing government