Forestry and Woodlands

Commercial forestry can have serious negative environmental impacts. Native woodlands receive too little promotion and attention in Ireland.

4th March 2018

An Taisce and Biofuelwatch are organising and event entitled "Is Biomass a climate solution – Bord Na Mona’s plan to import US timber"

It will be held in Tailors' Hall on Thursday 8th March from 19:00 to 21:30

10th November 2017

The substance of An Taisce’s submission is to climate proof the 4 over-riding goals, the 70 objectives, the 10 points of strategic infrastructure and 8 listed visions, pointing to the inconsistencies and the dangerous impact some of the policies will have on increasing rather than reducing greenhouse gas emissions, on damaging biodiversity and on being wasteful of scarce resources.

3rd May 2017

An Taisce are Ireland’s oldest and one of its largest environmental organisations. An Taisce is a charity that works to preserve and protect Ireland's natural and built heritage. An Taisce recognises the important role that the forestry sector has to play in supporting the development of the rural and national economy. We are also aware of the potential positive and negative impacts of forestry on our environment and the negative role that forestry can play in postponing meaningful climate action in the land use sector.

2nd May 2017

An Taisce are Ireland’s oldest and one of its largest environmental organisations. An Taisce is a charity that works to preserve and protect Ireland's natural and built heritage. An Taisce recognises the important role that the Forestry Programme 2014-2020 has to play in supporting the development of the rural and national economy. We are also aware of the potential positive and negative impacts of forestry on our environment and the negative role that forestry can play in postponing meaningful climate action in the land use sector.

25th January 2017

An Taisce is one of two Environmental Pillar representatives who sit on the Biodiversity Forum. The Environmental Pillar is made up of 28 national environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who work together to represent the views of the Irish environmental sector. While An Taisce represents the Environmental Pillar within the Biodiversity Forum, this submission reflects the views of An Taisce alone.

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’.

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