A closer look at climate finance

28 April 2022  Just this week Ireland announced its latest climate finance figures for 2020 – and it clocked in at €5.3 million less than it gave in 2019.  Non-governmental organisations expressed their disappointment at the development, and Christian Aid Ireland noted that the revealed decrease comes just months after Taoiseach Micheal Martin pledged at […]

The importance of bees, explained

13 April 2022  When a lot of us think of biodiversity, we think of quiet forests or winding streams or a rainforest much further afield.  We may not think of something that’s much harder to spot but that’s just as important: bees.  And if an image of a bee hard at work on a wildflower […]

Some key takeaways on Ireland’s energy challenges.

30 March 2022  The Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Environment and Climate Action has been holding hearings recently all around energy challenges we currently face.  Yesterday, the Committee heard from the Commission for the Regulations of Utilities (CRU), Friends of the Earth Ireland and Global Witness – and there were a number of key takeaways.  […]

Biodiversity spotlight: golden eagles

11 March 2022  If you ever find yourself amidst snowy mountains, keep your eyes on the white as much as you can. If you’re lucky, you might catch the silhouette of a golden eagle.  With a two-metre wingspan, they’re one of the largest birds of prey. Put them wingtip-to-wingtip besides most people, and they’d be […]