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Ireland forced to strengthen climate plan

The Irish government has been ordered to take more aggressive action on climate change, following a ruling by the country’s top judges.  In a judgment published on 31st July 2020, the supreme court said Ireland’s existing emission cutting plans fell “well short” of what was required to meet its climate commitments and must be replaced with a more ambitious strategy. Judges ruled the governm...
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Government focus on climate action and sustainability at 2019 National Ploughing Championships

Climate Action and Sustainability will be a key focus for the Government at the National Ploughing Championships this year, with Minister Bruton leading a discussion on the recently-published All of Government Climate Action Plan on Wednesday the 18th of September. Minister Bruton said: "Our society must take action now to ensure that our homes, our enterprises, our farms and our communities...
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Not taxing carbon would seriously undermine the State’s mitigation strategy

The Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action has held a series of public hearings on how Ireland’s carbon emissions can be reduced. It has gathered advice and expertise, including from leading climatologists who underlined the need for swift, unprecedented actions to decarbonise our economy and society. Asked to consider how recommendations on climate change from the Citizens’ Assembly can be adopt...
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EU invests €243 million in 142 new environment, nature and climate action

The European Commission has approved an investment package of €243 million from the EU budget for projects under the LIFE programme supporting nature, the environment and quality of life in Europe's transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future.  The EU funding under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action will mobilise additional investments leading to a total of €430.7...
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The Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan 2018 – 2020

Awareness: raise public awareness of the SDGs; Participation: provide stakeholders opportunities to engage and contribute to follow-up and review processes, and further develop national implementation of the Goals; Support: encourage and support efforts of communities and organisations to contribute towards meeting the SDGs, and foster public participation; and Policy alignment: dev...
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