February 25th, 2016 A two day course on Education for sustainable development – an environmental perspective, organised by ECO-UNESCO, will take place on the last day of March and the first day of April. Both days of the courses will have a separate theme and content: Thursday the 31st of March will cover the fundamentals of education for sustainable development in …
The call for a more dramatic civil response to our government’s and institution’s failure to act on climate change follows on from December’s U.N. conference in Paris, about which the Dáil fasters have doubts and reservations as to whether or not it will deliver.
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February 19th, 2016 With one week to go to polling day, all parties and candidates are now on the home straight. Today’s Election Diary examines the manifesto of the outgoing coalition party Fine Gael for its environmental credentials. Climate Change Being one of the larger manifesto documents, there is much mention of climate change. However, it is lacking in detail …
In an effort to break the silence on the topics of environment and climate change thus far in the general election campaign, Young Friends of the Earth and The Environmental Pillar hosted a hustings at Wynn’s hotel in Dublin, last night. If achieving trending status on twitter is anything to go by, this was certainly achieved and #GE16Environment finally made it onto the agenda.
Endangered Marsh Fritillary Butterfly given a helping handView Post
With people taking to the polls in just over a week, we continue to highlight and examine the environmental objectives and goals of our nation’s parties. Today’s diary entry focuses on Sinn Fein, who have put an emphasis on flood defences in their manifesto alongside other policies pertaining to renewable energy and energy costs.
Following a leader’s debate in which the environment or climate change received no mention, we must continue to delve into the back pages of manifesto documents to establish what policies are being put forward by the next Dáil hopefuls. Today’s Election Diary examines the content of Fianna Fáil’s manifesto for robust environmental policies.
With 11 days remaining until the general election, the Environmental Pillar, an Irish environmental advocacy coalition, has called for candidates to make a pledge to put environmental considerations at the heart of their policies and decisions if they are elected to government.
In the latest installment of our election diary, we examine the Social Democrats’ manifesto for policies pertaining to environmental protection and climate change.