Transport

It is well known and accepted that walking and cycling are better for our health than driving, and that using public transport cuts congestion and is better for the environment. We need to use this knowledge to inform our choices.

15th July 2020

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is currently carrying out an evaluation of sustainable transport policy in Ireland as part of its regular environmental performance reviews of its member countries. An Taisce has submitted a report to the OECD on Ireland's transport policy failures over the past decade

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.

13th May 2020

An Taisce and Cyclist.ie - the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network - have written to Mr Maurice Buckley, Chairman of the Office of Public Works, on the need to encourage walking, cycling and public transport travel to get to the Phoenix Park while curtailing car parking.

27th February 2020

Today’s landmark decision by the UK Court of Appeal that the British Government’s planned expansion at Heathrow was illegal on climate change grounds has been warmly welcomed by An Taisce.

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.

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).

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