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Environmental due diligence and assessment important consideration when developing investment plans

Four environmental advocacy organizations called on Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, Heerlen, Netherlands, on Monday to halt all new investments in fossil fuel companies and commit to phasing out such existing investments.  The €456 billion ($502 billion) pension fund's investments in fossil fuels rose to €16.5 billion as of Dec. 31 from €14 billion in 2015, according to a report by consultant Profund...
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Dublin mountain visitor centre on hold over environmental assessments

Plans for a new visitor centre in the Dublin Mountains have been put on hold due to concerns from the planning authority over the adequacy of the project’s environmental assessments. An Bord Pleanála is now seeking further information from the project’s lead architect Paul Keogh on the plans for the centre which will include a 75-seater cafe, an exhibition facility and a walkers’ lounge.  The p...
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EU court judgement may have implications for planned Kilkenny ring road on environmental grounds

A new judgement from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) may have major implications for a proposed ring road extension in Co Kilkenny on environmental grounds. Following a request from the High Court, the CJEU issued a preliminary ruling last week on An Bord Pleanála’s (ABP) decision to grant consent for the 1.5km ring-road extension back in July 2014.  The proposed road would cr...
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