Climate Change

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24th October 2019

The attached PDF shows Irish GHG emissions by sector, 1990-2018, based on the provisional 2018 GHG inventory, released by the EPA on 24 Oct 2019.

24th October 2019

The attached PDF shows the total change in Irish GHG emissions, 2005-2018, based on the provisional 2018 GHG inventory, released by the EPA on 24 Oct 2019.

23rd October 2019

The government has until tomorrow (Weds 23rd October) to remove the Shannon liquid natural gas (LNG) project from the list of EU Projects of Common Interest(1). Green-lighting this LNG project would be a profoundly retrograde step and would be totally at odds with both our climate targets and Ireland’s existing national ban on fracking, according to An Taisce.

2nd October 2019

The Irish government’s attempts to fast-track the controversial Shannon Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) import terminal project represent a giant leap backwards regarding climate action, according to An Taisce. The notion of opening a massive terminal to facilitate the import of fracked gas from the US after Ireland has introduced a domestic ban on gas fracking defies all logic and flies in the face of expert scientific advice regarding emissions reductions.

22nd September 2019

In a submission to the newly formed Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) on its Draft Strategic Plan 2019-2024, An Taisce called for the organisation to set strong planning targets if Ireland is to achieve the objectives laid out in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

17th September 2019

Late last week, the Minister for Climate Action, Richard Bruton incorrectly stated that agriculture is "Ireland’s single greatest carbon sink". Worryingly, the attempted clarification from Minister Bruton’s department, that the Minister was referring to all Irish land use and not just agriculture, does not explain or correct this deeply confusing and misleading claim.

16th September 2019

(An Taisce is pleased to publish this short and timely statement on behalf of long-time member and professional environmental scientist Mr. Jack O'Sullivan.)

11th September 2019

In this document release An Taisce is pleased to make public an exchange of letters between Teagasc and An Taisce concerning agriculture and greenhouse gas emissions, dating from 2017.

11th September 2019

An Taisce is seeking a response from Minister Madigan on this exposure of systemic policy failure in the Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht in relation to climate action and peatland protection, in light of the climate and biodiversity loss emergencies.

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