Climate Action

Farmers ‘want to be central players’ in Ireland’s energy transition

Farmers ‘want to be central players’ in Ireland’s energy transition

The government is “failing to embrace the potential of farms to generate renewable energy”, according to the Irish Farmers’ Association...

July 26, 2021

Methane-busting potential of selective breeding outlined in new study

Methane-busting potential of selective breeding outlined in new study

Selective breeding can reduce the methane intensity of dairy cows by up to 24% by 2050 through establishing an economic...

July 23, 2021

Climate action: Auditing carbon on a livestock farm

Climate action: Auditing carbon on a livestock farm

According to the European Commission, research indicates that the European livestock sector – such as beef, dairy, sheep and pork...

July 15, 2021

Farmers ‘haven’t received’ proper recognition for climate efforts

Farmers ‘haven’t received’ proper recognition for climate efforts

Irish farmers haven’t received the recognition for their efforts on climate action to date that they should have, due to...

July 6, 2021

Methane reduction targets must account for food security – UL study

Methane reduction targets must account for food security – UL study

Targets to reduce methane emissions must take the food security of each nation into account according to a new study...

July 5, 2021

Bayer launches decarbonisation programme for agriculture in Europe

Bayer launches decarbonisation programme for agriculture in Europe

Bayer has announced the European launch of its global carbon initiative. The main goal is the decarbonisation of the food...

July 2, 2021

‘Timely progression’ of offshore wind projects ‘essential’ for climate targets

‘Timely progression’ of offshore wind projects ‘essential’ for climate targets

The Irish wind energy industry has welcomed the new National Marine Planning Framework (NMPF). Ireland has a target to develop...

July 1, 2021

€400,000 allocated to youth-led climate justice projects

€400,000 allocated to youth-led climate justice projects

Minister for Integration and Youth Roderic O’Gorman has approved funding to support 14 youth-led projects in the area of climate...

June 8, 2021

What is the latest on carbon sequestering on Irish farms?

What is the latest on carbon sequestering on Irish farms?

Research is underway to calculate the carbon sequestering potential of Irish farms – but the ability to calculate accurate figures...

June 4, 2021

Tackling emissions through methane-busting masks for cows

Tackling emissions through methane-busting masks for cows

A new strategic partnership aims to tackle methane emissions in the dairy industry – through the use of methane-reducing “masks”...

June 3, 2021

3,000t of ammonia emissions avoided through LESS in 2019

3,000t of ammonia emissions avoided through LESS in 2019

Despite decreasing in 2019, Irish ammonia emissions are still non-compliant with the EU ceiling, according to the Environmental Protection Agency...

June 3, 2021

CAP climate measures ‘coherent with other EU policies’

CAP climate measures ‘coherent with other EU policies’

EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture fell by more than 20% since 1990, but have stagnated since 2010. Still,...

June 1, 2021

CEO appointed to Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

CEO appointed to Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has appointed William Walsh as the organisation’s chief executive officer (CEO). Walsh joined...

May 21, 2021

Irish dairy stakeholders issue 17-point statement on climate action

Irish dairy stakeholders issue 17-point statement on climate action

Five key stakeholder organisations in the Irish dairy sector have come together to issue a joint commitment on climate action....

May 19, 2021

Narrative of farmers as climate laggards ‘wrong and unfair’ – McConalogue

Narrative of farmers as climate laggards ‘wrong and unfair’ – McConalogue

The current narrative of farmers being laggards on climate action is “wrong and unfair”, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the...

May 13, 2021

Irish agriculture ‘cannot be asked to fall under a Dublin bus’ – former minister

Irish agriculture ‘cannot be asked to fall under a Dublin bus’ – former minister

Irish agriculture is “willing to embrace and accelerate” changes required for climate action – but “it cannot be asked to...

May 8, 2021

‘Sacrificing national herd at alter of climate change’ would have no net gain – Creed

‘Sacrificing national herd at alter of climate change’ would have no net gain – Creed

Sacrificing the national herd “at the alter of climate change” would have “no net gain” because Irish agriculture is among...

May 7, 2021

Is ‘eating our way out of climate change’ a runner?

Is ‘eating our way out of climate change’ a runner?

The climate impact of going vegan for two years is the equivalent of one transatlantic flight per passenger – meaning...

May 6, 2021