Climate Action

Food security challenges may arise from climate policies – report

Food security challenges may arise from climate policies – report

A new report from Kite Consulting has suggested that the world is sleepwalking into a global food security challenge by...

May 13, 2022

Boyle: Nitrogen fertiliser proposal would take effect from 2025

Boyle: Nitrogen fertiliser proposal would take effect from 2025

Food Dairy Vision Group (FDVG) chairman, Prof. Gerry Boyle believes that a proposal to reduce fertiliser nitrogen (N) levels by...

April 12, 2022

An Taisce calls for immediate action following IPCC report

An Taisce calls for immediate action following IPCC report

An Taisce is calling for “immediate and transformative action” to keep global heating below 1.5°, following the release of the...

April 4, 2022

IPCC: Deep cut in emissions needed despite increasing climate action

IPCC: Deep cut in emissions needed despite increasing climate action

Average annual global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reached their highest levels between 2010-2019 however, the rate of growth has slowed,...

April 4, 2022

New research identifies key challenges to achieving climate goals

New research identifies key challenges to achieving climate goals

New research has identified talent and skills gaps as key challenges in Ireland achieving its climate goals. The research was...

March 30, 2022

Agroforestry to benefit farmers and help achieve environmental targets

Agroforestry to benefit farmers and help achieve environmental targets

The Irish Agroforestry Forum (IAF) has recently launched its website to foster collaborations and act as an information hub tailored...

March 29, 2022

Committees discuss available options to lower emissions in agriculture

Committees discuss available options to lower emissions in agriculture

Committees on Agriculture and Climate Action are to discuss technologies and opportunities to reduce emissions in the agricultural sector this...

March 24, 2022

Glanbia plants 100,000 trees one year ahead of schedule

Glanbia plants 100,000 trees one year ahead of schedule

Glanbia Ireland and its farm family suppliers have achieved their ‘Operation Biodiversity’ target of planting 100,000 native trees and hedgerow...

January 26, 2022

Peat extraction should not continue for horticulture – conservation council

Peat extraction should not continue for horticulture – conservation council

The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) has said it does not support the final report on peat use in horticulture...

January 20, 2022

Agri-emissions reductions will determine burden on other sectors

Agri-emissions reductions will determine burden on other sectors

As the primary polluter in Ireland, agricultural emissions reductions will determine the burden to be placed on the rest of...

January 17, 2022

Climate laws fuelling ‘attack on open fires’ in the home – McGrath

Climate laws fuelling ‘attack on open fires’ in the home – McGrath

The Rural Independent Group has criticised the government’s climate policies and has labelled the banning of open-fire burning in the...

January 17, 2022

New roadmap for transforming electricity system unveiled

New roadmap for transforming electricity system unveiled

A roadmap for “radically transforming the country’s electricity grid” has been unveiled. EirGrid chief executive Mark Foley and Minister Eamon...

November 10, 2021

Teenage activist to ‘bring voices of farming families to the Taoiseach’s office’

Teenage activist to ‘bring voices of farming families to the Taoiseach’s office’

Teenage farmer and climate activist Liadh Dalton will “bring the voices of farming families to the Taoiseach’s office” as critical...

November 10, 2021

60% think that ‘overall impact of climate action will be positive’

60% think that ‘overall impact of climate action will be positive’

Three times as many people think the impact of climate action will be “mostly positive” as think it will be...

October 28, 2021

GlasPort Bio wins award for research and innovation

GlasPort Bio wins award for research and innovation

Galway-based biotechnology company GlasPort Bio has won the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) award for Excellence in Energy Research...

October 27, 2021

Collaboration to ‘decarbonise heat in meat processing’

Collaboration to ‘decarbonise heat in meat processing’

A new collaboration has been announced by ActionZero and Eurofarm Foods – which will seek to decarbonise heat in the...

September 21, 2021

‘Megaphone approach’ slammed: Farmers ‘treated like pawns’

‘Megaphone approach’ slammed: Farmers ‘treated like pawns’

The government has been called on to change their “megaphone approach” when discussing the future of agriculture. Commenting, the Irish...

September 21, 2021

UN: World on a ‘catastrophic pathway’ to 2.7° of heating

UN: World on a ‘catastrophic pathway’ to 2.7° of heating

The world is on a “catastrophic pathway” to 2.7° of heating by the end of the century unless wealthy countries...

September 19, 2021