Climate Change

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10th October 2016

The consumption of infant formula is sounding alarms for The World Health Organization (WHO) around the world but especially in China where consumption is growing as dairy exporters like Ireland strive to expand and dominate the Chinese infant formula market. Regardless of the health, economic and environmental recommendations, Irish dairy producers are marketing their infant formula in China and in other EU and international markets as sustainable, healthy and premium products.

1st September 2016

An audio clip with slides from the Green Communities visit to Millennium Park Community Garden, on Thursday the 1st of September. In this voice recording Cian can be heard discussing the effect of Climate Change upon the Moths of Ireland:

https://www.facebook.com/133325730075465/videos/1168886659852695/

16th September 2016

In response to the consultation by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport of the Independent Review of Airport Charges Regulations in Ireland, An Taisce have raised concern with the lack of reference of climate mitigation in airport regulation.

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport need to address, as a preliminary legal matter, compliance of the content of the consultation documentation informing this consultation, with the obligations on the Department under Section 15 Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015.

16th September 2016

In response to the consultation on Process for Consideration of Supplementary Capex Allowance, An Taisce submit that it is a matter of fact that Commission Paper 5/2016 has failed to make any reference to consideration of climate mitigation in airport capital investment.

19th August 2016

The Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (DAHRRGA) is currently preparing its Statement of Strategy for the three-year period from 2016 to 2019. The Departments Strategy Statement for the period 2016 to 2019 ‘will have a particular focus on the key commitments in the Programme for Government and the other Government strategies’.

9th August 2016

An Taisce are pleased to note that the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is currently preparing a new Statement of Strategy for 2017 – 2019. This key policy document will define the "strategic direction, high level goals and objectives" on which the Department will focus for that period and “It will also identify key performance indicators to help the Department monitor its progress and ensure that what is set out in the document is being delivered.”

Energy Matters 2016

A statement of An Taisce’s current position on energy, acknowledging that the fast changing circumstances of fluctuating demand and technological development may require frequent review of any policy. Summer 2016.

27th July 2016

€100,000 was recently distributed by the government to aid the UN FAO Emergency Fund. This is very worthy, but An Taisce urges the government to do more to help international climate victims by seriously reducing GHG emissions.

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