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Ireland needs needs more detailed land-use maps

Ireland is one of the few countries in Europe that does not have precise and detailed maps of how land is used and how land use is changing over time.  As we become more alert to the high levels of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural land use and the detrimental effects of climate change on land, experts agree that clear and accurate information on the different types of land...
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Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use Measures – Climate Action Plan 2019

Ireland’s Climate Action Plan proposes a comprehensive and wide-ranging set of measures for agriculture, forestry and land use. In this article, we provide a helpful summary of the most significant aspects relating to these industries. 1. Reducing emissions on our farms Achieve 16.5-18.5 MtCO2eq. cumulative methane and nitrous oxide emissions abatement between 2021 and 2030, including through ...
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Can a unified path for development and conservation lead to a better future?

There is an emerging model for cross-sector collaboration that aims to create a world ready for the sustainability challenges ahead. Is this world possible? In The Nature Conservancy's The Science of Sustainability report, the answer is  “Yes”—but it will require new forms of collaboration across traditionally disconnected sectors, and on a near unprecedented scale. Many assume that economic...
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