Forestry and Woodlands

Commercial forestry can have serious negative environmental impacts. Native woodlands receive too little promotion and attention in Ireland.

21st July 2016

An Taisce contributed heavily to the recently published, “Not So Green” report, organized by the Environmental Pillar in partnership with Stop Climate Chaos. The report was compiled to rebut the often-misleading array of claims made in relation to the supposed climate, social and ecological sustainability of the Irish agri-food sector and to challenge the argument that afforestation presents a viable option to offset emissions from agriculture.

24th May 2016

An Taisce made the following submission as part of the public consultation on the Environmental Requirements for Afforestation.

Our comments were made in response to the following documents: (1) Document: ‘Environmental Requirements for Afforestation’ and (2) Policy change: To remove the application level limit of 20% on GPC1 type land (3) Land Availability for Afforestation - Exploring opportunities for expanding Ireland’s forest resource.


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