Consultation Response to the Draft Framework for Sustainable Development for Ireland

Ian Carey News, Submissions

The Environmental Pillar welcomes the publication of this Draft FSDI, and the opportunity to submit a commentary on it. The draft brings together a wide range of important information, referencing some 84 policies, strategies and international agreements and covering most aspects of the three pillars of sustainability; social, environmental and economic. Although the Environmental Pillar argues that the Strategy lacks …

Ian CareyConsultation Response to the Draft Framework for Sustainable Development for Ireland

Submission on Green Public Procurement

Ian Carey News, Submissions

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

Environmental groups invited to enter Social Partnership

Ian Carey News, Press Releases

Realising that the crises facing this country go even deeper than the very serious financial problems, the Government has invited a fifth group to participate in the Social Partnership negotiations for the first time. This “fifth pillar” of social partnership includes twenty-eight environmental groups working to create a sustainable society. Karin Dubsky of Coastwatch points out that “The environmental groups …

Ian CareyEnvironmental groups invited to enter Social Partnership