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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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Benefits of being a business who cares about the environment

All of us must take care of the environment. Considering that we already damaged it beyond repair, we have to be more responsible for our actions now.  We can take something from nature, but we also have to rebuild it. As a business owner, you rely on various natural resources to keep your business running. Therefore, you also have to take steps so that you won’t damage it. Whether you’re in the f...
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Embedding Sustainability in Real Estate Transactions

While the real estate industry has become much better at integrating sustainability into new development projects, owners and developers have been less successful at driving sustainability in existing buildings. The market is not collectively taking advantage of the period when a building changes hands as an opportunity to address the financing of energy efficiency and sustainability features. ...
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Greenhouse Gas & Ammonia Emissions on rise as Irish farms expand – Teagasc Report

Agriculture can generate positive or negative environmental impacts depending on the specific activities undertaken on the farm. Agriculture is the principal land use in Ireland; hence environmental sustainability in agriculture is key to achieving national level objectives. In the Teagasc National Farm Survey 2017 Sustainability Report, released today, the current set of NFS figures based envi...
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EU Investment Firms Must Tell Clients about Environmental Risks

The European Parliament’s Committee of Economic and Monetary Affairs decided on Monday that investment firms will from now on have to make sure they inform their clients about the risks of their projects infringing upon human rights, endangering the environment, or similar violations. The Regulation “lays the foundation for an EU framework which puts environmental, social and governance (ESG) con...
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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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Galway City Community Network creates city’s first sustainability festival

Community and environmental groups across Galway City are joining forces to create a festival to encourage the community to live more sustainably. Galway City was awarded the European Green Leaf 2017 last year and was the inspiration for this festival, organised by the Galway City Community Network (GCCN).  The GCCN has been pushing for a “collaborative workshop” in the county to explore initiativ...
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