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.

13th May 2020

The response for Ireland’s food future must be diversification to growing a range of nutrient crops on a soil, area and scale-appropriate basis. To meet the nutrition sources set out in the EAT Lancet reference diet, reduce imports, and sustain Irish farming and rural economies, there must be an immediate turnaround.

14th April 2020

As politicians are prone to saying: “We are where we are” and we need to look beyond the short term consequences of illness, deaths, and economies in free fall. The present situation will come to an end, be it in a few months or longer. Where do we want to be positioned as a country in the recovery phase? What lessons have we learned?

11th November 2019

The current model of agriculture in Ireland is broken. Anything other than a radical shift in focus in the next agri-food strategy to domestic food security within a system of enforced limits on absolute annual and cumulative pollution will be environmentally unjustifiable.

An Taisce has several members attending CoP21 Paris - read their reports from the ground

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.

28th June 2020

Achieving the climate commitments in the Programme for Government will require wide-ranging changes across all aspects of Irish society and our economy, as well as shifts in mindset in how we define what are our core values and true priorities. An Taisce’s Climate Committee will keep the pressure on in the months and years ahead to ensure that the ambitious targets and objectives on climate action are met in full and on time.

22nd June 2020

An Taisce has written today to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton TD on the eve of what may be his final EU Environment Council meeting.

15th June 2020

The newly published Programme for Government has been welcomed by An Taisce as a significant breakthrough on climate and environmental action.

5th June 2020

A new EPA report highlights that Ireland has now breached its ammonia emissions threshold for three years in a row, from 2016 to 2018. An Taisce considers that the measures proposed by the Department of Agriculture to reduce ammonia are insufficient, and without drastic action, including significant herd reduction, Ireland’s ammonia emissions will continue to rise, leading to the premature deaths of unsuspecting Irish people, and further exacerbating the national and global biodiversity crisis.

21st May 2020

An Taisce commends the 2030 targets defined by the EU Commission in their recently published Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies.

21st May 2020

The current model for food production has now reached its limits. A new approach must instead be rooted in community and environmental justice.


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