Climate Action

‘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

49% of Irish firms focusing more on sustainability after Covid-19

49% of Irish firms focusing more on sustainability after Covid-19

Almost half of Irish businesses are placing a greater priority on sustainability for their firms now than before Covid-19, according...

September 18, 2021

Dawn Meats reduces GHG emissions by 248,000t in 2020

Dawn Meats reduces GHG emissions by 248,000t in 2020

Dawn Meats has said that it has cut greenhouse gases (GHG) from its operations and supply chain by 248,000t in...

September 15, 2021

LIFE programme to host 2 events during SERE2021

LIFE programme to host 2 events during SERE2021

The LIFE programme – the EU’s funding instrument for environment and climate action – is set to host two virtual...

August 30, 2021

Survey: 80% of adults ‘adopting greener behaviour’ since Covid

Survey: 80% of adults ‘adopting greener behaviour’ since Covid

People are “thinking in a more sustainable way” since the Covid-19 pandemic hit – with 8 out of 10 adult...

August 25, 2021

Could a solution to livestock methane be under our noses?

Could a solution to livestock methane be under our noses?

A potential solution to methane emissions produced by Ireland’s livestock sector could be growing under our noses – and under...

August 23, 2021

NI to host Climate Summit ahead of COP26

NI to host Climate Summit ahead of COP26

Northern Ireland politicians have agreed to hold a Climate Summit ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. The...

August 12, 2021

Government has to ‘prove its bona fides’ on climate crisis

Government has to ‘prove its bona fides’ on climate crisis

The government has to “prove its bona fides on the climate crisis” as a number of “crucial tests” will come...

August 11, 2021

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