Climate Change

Climate change is the single greatest threat to the survival of human civilization. It is essential that we act on climate change now.

An Taisce has several members attending CoP21 Paris - read their reports from the ground http://www.antaisce.org/articles/whats-happening-on-the-ground-at-cop21

An Taisce Council approved the formation of the Climate Change Committee (ATCC) in February 2014. Climate Change is also the theme of the current issue of the An Taisce magazine.

22nd January 2020

General Election 2020 must be the ‘Climate Election’. As the global climate and biodiversity emergency deepens, it is surely inconceivable that Irish politics can continue to ignore and sideline the greatest crisis in human history?

20th January 2020

This week the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) is holding an event claiming to give “a balanced approach” to climate action in agriculture. However, judging by the event’s misleading flyer and the highly contested views and meat industry links and funding of the lead speaker, the media and public need to be aware that this event is as likely to further mislead and misinform, rather than offer any scientifically justified “balance”

16th December 2019

The proposed shift by some European governments, including Ireland, towards biomass burning as coal and peat power stations are phased out is a serious mistake, as it does nothing to address climate change while posing threats to global forests, according to a major new study.

15th December 2019

Prof. John Sweeney's final report on the UNFCCC COP-25 Meeting in Madrid, December 2019. See also his three previous reports : No Real Progress in Week 1, Waiting for Leadership and the EU’s Green New Deal, Deadlock at COP – Can the Chilean President Deliver Progress on Key Issues?

12th December 2019

Prof. John Sweeney's third report on the UNFCCC COP-25 Meeting in Madrid, December 2019. See also his first two reports : No Real Progress in Week 1, Waiting for Leadership and the EU’s Green New Deal

15th December 2019

The proposed shift by some European governments, including Ireland, towards biomass burning as coal and peat power stations are phased out is a serious mistake, as it does nothing to address climate change while posing threats to global forests, according to a major new study.

12th December 2019

[A report from Ian Lumley, An Taisce Head of Advocacy, from COP-25.]

Even more visible this year than at COP24 in Poland is the presence of the fossil fuel industry in rebranding itself as the agent of climate action. COP25 saw a wide range of events promoting carbon capture and storage (CCS) and/or biomethane. These were held mainly in the national pavilions, therefore having support of the relevant governments. The promise of bringing in CCS is the new front for continuing to burn coal, oil and gas, with a bit of bioenergy to greensugar the pill. 

10th December 2019

Prof. John Sweeney's second report on the UNFCCC COP-25 Meeting in Madrid, December 2019. See also his first report: No Real Progress in Week 1.

9th December 2019

Ireland continues to be among the worst performing countries in the EU on climate action, despite slight improvements in our ranking, according to a major international survey published today.

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