Climate Change

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8th December 2019

Prof. John Sweeney reports on the UNFCCC COP-25 Meeting in Madrid, December 2019.

5th December 2019

Recent remarks by Teagasc director, Prof Gerry Boyle regarding Ireland’s dairy industry raise some important questions as to the role and remit of the state’s agricultural research, advisory and training service, according to An Taisce.

4th December 2019


At COP25 on Dec 3 World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, launched a major report "Transforming Tourism for Climate Action" [1].  The report is alarming in its projection of continuing increase in aviation emissions. Carbon emissions from international tourist arrivals in 2030 are predicted to total 616 megatonnes (Mt) of CO2, a drastic increase from the 397 Mt CO2 in 2016. Emissions from domestic tourist arrivals are projected to increase from 282 Mt CO2 in 2016 to 376 Mt CO2 in 2030.

3rd December 2019

Ian Lumley, Head of Advocacy at An Taisce, will present at the UNFCCC COP25 meeting in Madrid, as part of a side event on Climate Heritage: Mobilizing the culture and heritage (1). The event takes place today, 3 Dec 2019, in the EU Pavilion.

An Taisce along with other National Trust members of the 70 strong International National Trust Organization (INTO) has joined to the Climate Heritage Network (2).

3rd December 2019

Ian Lumley will represent An Taisce at this side event at the UNFCCC COP25 meeting in Madrid, 3 December 2019. See the attached flier for full details.

29th November 2019

In the public interest, and in the light of the failure of DCCAE to engage in timely public consultation on Ireland's Long-Term Strategy for Climate Action (required under the EU Regulation on Governance of the Energy Union), An Taisce is releasing this letter which it sent to the Department in February 2019 highlighting, well in advance, the need for such consultation to be properly planned and proactively managed.

Regrettably, no response was received.

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.

9th November 2019

Lessons need to be learned from ESB Offaly and Longford peat plant closures: all future investment needs to be Climate and Sustainability proofed.

4th November 2019

An Taisce believes that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar needs to urgently clarify recent comments attributed to him regarding the supposed ‘benefits’ of climate change...

24th October 2019

Today’s EPA report highlights, once again, a catalogue of State climate action policy failures, with soaring emissions from agriculture, transport and households(1), according to An Taisce.


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