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Feedback invited on how Ireland is implementing international conventions on environmental law

Feedback invited on how Ireland is implementing international conventions on environmental law and justice, and pollution registers Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications today 26 November 2020 has asked the public to give their views on the implementation of two international conventions related to the environment; the Aarhus convention and the PRTR Protocol 20...
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EPA publishes State of the Environment Report 2020

EPA publishes State of the Environment Report 2020 Ireland’s Environment - An Integrated Assessment 2020 report provides an assessment of the overall quality of Ireland's environment, the pressures being placed on it and the societal responses to current and emerging environmental issues. This is the seventh state of the environment report published by the EPA since its first such report in ...
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Keeping Ireland Green – 12 Stories about the EU and Ireland’s Environment

Keeping Ireland Green - 12 Stories about the EU and Ireland's Environment Ireland is world-renowned for its lush green landscapes, unspoiled coastal waters, rolling hills and fertile soils. The environment is vital to our wellbeing.  Its protection is crucial to ensure that it provides us with clean air, safe drinking water and healthy, wholesome food that commands a premium internationally, and ...
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COVID-19 measures have mixed impacts on the environment

COVID-19 measures have mixed impacts on the environment The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the disease have provided some short-term positive impacts on Europe’s environment, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing published today. These include temporary improvements in air quality, lower greenhouse gas emissions and lower levels of ...
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EEA develops accounting methods for land cover changes

EEA develops accounting methods for land cover changes The EEA briefing ‘Land cover accounts — an approach to geospatial environmental accounting’ describes the use of EEA’s Integrated Data Platform and geospatial data, such as CORINE Land cover data and Copernicus high-resolution datasets, for transparent, repeatable and efficient land accounting. Land accounting — including harmonised datase...
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New factsheet on the execution of ECHR judgments concerning environment

New factsheet on the execution of ECHR judgments concerning environment Although the European Convention on Human Rights does not contain an explicit right to a clean and quiet environment, the Court has developed its case-law and established that where an individual is directly and seriously affected by noise or other pollution, an issue may arise under the Convention. The Court has underlin...
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How Environment influences health in Europe – report

Air and noise pollution, the impacts of climate change such as heatwaves, and exposure to dangerous chemicals cause ill health in Europe. Poor quality environments contribute to 13 % (one in every eight) of deaths according to a major assessment on health and environment released today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).Improving the health and well-being of European citizens is more importa...
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CSO publishes Environmental Indicators Ireland 2020 report

Recently the Central Statistics Office released its Environmental Indicators Report for 2020.  The Green News has summarised the main points  (note that while this report has “2020” in the title, the data in it predominantly sheds light on 2018 and 2019 trends. Data takes a while to collect, so we won’t have the breakdown on trends for 2020 until 2021/2022): Environmental Disimprovements T...
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How Environmentally friendly are Biodegradable products – EEA briefing

Biodegradable, compostable and bio-based plastic products like shopping bags, packaging or drinking cups are being increasingly promoted as greener solution than traditional plastic products for consumers. But how environmentally-friendly are they? A European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing released today says clearer labelling and better public awareness will improve the correct disposal of the...
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Environment group launches legal challenge over ‘alien’ tree species planting

An environmental protection group has launched a High Court challenge against a decision to allow what it claims is an “alien species” of tree to be planted at a site in Co Leitrim.  The action has been brought by the Save Leitrim Group (Save Leitrim Environmental and Biodiversity Group CLG), which claims the decision to allow Sitka Spruce to be grown at a forestry development on a 13.3-hectare si...
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