The dust has settled on December’s COP21 Paris conference, where 196 countries signed a landmark agreement to act on Climate Change, and all eyes are now on our own leaders who have ambitious commitments to honour. But does the agreement really tie our leaders down to taking any meaningful action?
VOICE, an Irish environmental charity that campaigns for the responsible use of resources, is urging consumers to go naked. In an effort to free us all from the hassle of getting through unnecessary packaging on many everyday products, the Dublin-based charity recommends buying naked or unpackaged items where possible.
The Irish government need to stop pleading we are a special case in relation to climate change and start doing what is needed, experts told an Oireachtas Committee this week. Members of the Stop Climate Chaos coalition this week spoke to the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade to outline what the Paris deal means for Ireland.
While communities are still reeling from this winters devastating flooding environmental groups have offered some solutions. Today the Environmental Pillar published twenty recommendations to protect communities and their natural environment from future deluges.
Using nature to protect communities from floodingView Post
A 10 hectare blanket bog has been acquired by the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) and will be their first nature reserve in Kerry.
“Dredging is not always the solution for flooding. It may help to sort out a local problem but it may also transport the problem downstream, sometimes from rural to urban areas where the damage on properties and economic activities can be much higher.”
‘We have to see this flooding in the context of climate change’ expert warnsView Post
The population of golden eagles in Ireland is in a “critical” situation and are facing starvation, according to the Golden Eagle Trust. The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is urging Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney and Fine Gael politician and the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphries to act urgently to save the golden eagles in Ireland from the …