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 attracts millions of visitors every year. For both the climate and the environment, the next years will be crucial. According to the Central Statistics Office, Ireland has been performing below the EU average in several key areas – notably with respect to carbon emissions, bathing water standards and protected areas for birds.
The EU is working with Ireland to address these shortcomings. To give a flavour of what can be accomplished, the European Commission Representation in Ireland has compiled this collection of 12 success stories, highlighting the ambition and impact of action taking place around the country. From tackling climate change to protecting endangered species, promoting sustainable farming techniques, cleaning up our oceans and boosting recycling.
Source – European Commission