We are one of the only EU countries in which greenhouse gases are rising and we are likely to miss our 2020 targets, writes Cara Augustenborg.
It is estimated that over 588 tonnes of waste, which includes beer cans, food wrappers, chairs, inflatable mattresses, clothing – including shoes and coats - goes into a landfill/incinerator after the Picnic.
Ireland has been ranked as the worst performing country in Europe in relation to tackling climate change and is “nowhere close to being on track” to meeting emission targets.
Environmentalists have vowed not to be deterred by the US’s rejection of the Paris Climate Change Accord but to use the international outcry to galvanise efforts towards meeting its carbon reduction targets.
Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today
Irish suckler beef producers could be face up to €64m in lost imports following a TTIP deal, a Friends of the Earth Europe report has warned.
The new Dáil, however it is composed, will have only a short window of time to engage with critically important climate change issues, says Cara Augustenborg
Post-Carbon Ireland, the initiative launched by a group of academics on February 12, has received replies from all contacted political parties except RENUA Ireland.
Despite a marked improvement in the local elections, women still account for just 20% of local councillors, write Adrian Kavanagh, Fiona Buckley, Claire McGing, and Noirín Clancy
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