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Transitioning to a low carbon future in the energy sector is of key importance globally.

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.

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.

20th April 2020

An Taisce wrote today to each of the 13 Irish MEPs to demand sustainable recovery investments.

While the immediate priority is to address the public health emergency, public stimulus packages are being developed to relaunch the economy. Given the monumental size of these investments, how we invest this money will determine whether we succeed or fail in the fight against climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, widespread pollution and inequality.

Submission: Public consultation on application for a site survey at Barryroe, North Celtic Sea

A submission on behalf of An Taisce to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, in response to a Public consultation on application for consent for a site survey at Barryroe, North Celtic Sea, South West Coast, Ireland proposed by Exola DAC and EIA Screening Assessment.

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

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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