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Dáil passes Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill

Dáil passes Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill The Dáil has passed the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill, with 129 TDs supporting the Bill and 10 opposing it in the final stage vote. Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, said the Bill is going to change everything for the better, and it will be good for farmers.  He said the plan will secur...
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Nature-based solutions should play increased role in tackling climate change – EEA Report

Nature-based solutions should play increased role in tackling climate change - EEA Report Climate change, biodiversity loss and degradation of ecosystems are linked and all have devastating consequences for our economic and social stability, health and well-being. Working with nature is increasingly recognised as an efficient way to tackle these growing challenges, according the new EEA report ‘N...
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Government approves landmark Climate Bill putting Ireland on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050

Government approves landmark Climate Bill putting Ireland on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050 Government has approved the final text of legislation to set Ireland on the path to net-Zero emissions no later than 2050, and to a 51% reduction in emissions by the end of this decade.  The Bill will also provide the framework for Ireland to meet its international and EU climate commitments and to...
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New EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

New EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change The European Commission adopted today a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change. While the EU does everything within its power to mitigate climate change, domestically and internationally, we must also get ready to face its unavoidable consequences. From deadly...
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Dramatic changes in society needed to tackle environmental crises, says UN

Dramatic changes in society needed to tackle environmental crises, says UN Humans are making Earth a broken and increasingly unliveable planet through climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, a new United Nations report has said. The document called Making Peace With Nature calls on the global community to make dramatic changes to society, economics and daily life. Unlike past UN reports...
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UNEP 2020 Work Highlights on Climate, Biodiversity, Nature, Pollution and Waste

UNEP 2020 Work Highlights on Climate, Biodiversity, Nature, Pollution and Waste In 2020, as COVID-19 disrupted the world, UNEP responded to immediate environmental impacts of the pandemic, while supporting a green recovery and pushing even harder to address the planetary emergency. Executive Director, Inger Andersen, shares highlights from UNEP’s work on the climate crisis, the biodiversity and n...
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Step up action and adapt to ‘new climate reality’, UN environment report urges

Step up action and adapt to 'new climate reality', UN environment report urges According to the 2020 Adaptation Gap Report, released on Thursday by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), as temperatures rise and climate change impacts intensify, nations must urgently step up action to adapt to the new climate reality or face serious costs, damages and losses. “The hard truth is that climate ch...
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World leaders “need a cold shower regarding the state of our environment”

World leaders “need a cold shower regarding the state of our environment" World leaders “need a cold shower regarding the state of our environment, both to plan and act to avoid a ghastly future”, according to 17 leading scientists who have assessed the current state of civilisation in their paper Underestimating the challenges of avoiding a ghastly future published in in the latest issue of Fron...
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The endangered fish hiding in Irish lakes since the Ice Age

The endangered fish hiding in Irish lakes since the Ice Age The survival of a rare, cold-water fish, which has lived in a handful of Irish lakes since the Ice Age, is now threatened by climate change.  Warming lake temperatures across Ireland and central Europe pose a major risk to Arctic charr, a new study led by the Centre for Environmental and Freshwater Science at Dundalk Institute of Technol...
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Scenarios for Effective Climate Change Mitigation in Ireland – EPA Research Report

Scenarios for Effective Climate Change Mitigation in Ireland - EPA Research The EPA has published its report - Synthesis of Literature and Preliminary Modelling relevant to Society-wide Scenarios for effective climate change mitigation in Ireland. Rapid global warming due to emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) caused by human activities is negatively affecting global climate and ecological sy...
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