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.

9th November 2016

The weight of vested interests at COP 22 in Marrakech

(We will be publishing a series of Blogs from Marrakech by Ian Lumley giving his impressions of the event).

3rd November 2016

Stop Climate Chaos will be hosting briefing meetings between TDs and local constituents in Buswells Hotel on Tuesday 15th November from 11am to 7pm.

24th October 2016

Continued investment in and enhancement of Ireland’s rail and bus network is essential if we are to have any prospect of transitioning our national transport system to a sustainable, resilient model, according to An Taisce.

18th October 2016

In October 2015 An Taisce won its legal action regarding An Bord Pleanála's failure to assess the environmental impacts of the peat extraction which fuels Edenderry power station. Over the past year the High Court has placed a series of stays on the order An Taisce obtained to quash the defective planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanála. These stays were granted to allow Bord na Móna the opportunity to regularise the planning status of Edenderry power station.

10th October 2016

The consumption of infant formula is sounding alarms for The World Health Organization (WHO) around the world but especially in China where consumption is growing as dairy exporters like Ireland strive to expand and dominate the Chinese infant formula market. Regardless of the health, economic and environmental recommendations, Irish dairy producers are marketing their infant formula in China and in other EU and international markets as sustainable, healthy and premium products.

1st September 2016

An audio clip with slides from the Green Communities visit to Millennium Park Community Garden, on Thursday the 1st of September. In this voice recording Cian can be heard discussing the effect of Climate Change upon the Moths of Ireland:

https://www.facebook.com/133325730075465/videos/1168886659852695/

16th September 2016

In response to the consultation by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport of the Independent Review of Airport Charges Regulations in Ireland, An Taisce have raised concern with the lack of reference of climate mitigation in airport regulation.

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport need to address, as a preliminary legal matter, compliance of the content of the consultation documentation informing this consultation, with the obligations on the Department under Section 15 Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015.

16th September 2016

In response to the consultation on Process for Consideration of Supplementary Capex Allowance, An Taisce submit that it is a matter of fact that Commission Paper 5/2016 has failed to make any reference to consideration of climate mitigation in airport capital investment.

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