Climate Change Bill

‘Farm communities must not be scapegoated in climate bill’ – Brolly

‘Farm communities must not be scapegoated in climate bill’ – Brolly

Aontú candidate for East Derry, Gemma Brolly, has called for a commitment from Stormont to support and fully engage with...

March 11, 2022

Poots welcomes ‘historic’ Climate Change Bill

Poots welcomes ‘historic’ Climate Change Bill

Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots, has welcomed Northern Ireland’s first Climate Change Bill and called its...

March 10, 2022

Climate bill amendments a ‘win for common sense’ – Poots

Climate bill amendments a ‘win for common sense’ – Poots

Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Edwin Poots has welcomed Assembly support of his proposed amendments to...

March 2, 2022

Sinn Féin proposes an amendment to NI Climate Change Bill

Sinn Féin proposes an amendment to NI Climate Change Bill

Next Monday (February 28), will see Sinn Féin bring forward an amendment at Stormont to the Northern Ireland Climate Change...

February 25, 2022

NI Climate Change Bill amendments to be debated on Monday

NI Climate Change Bill amendments to be debated on Monday

Amendments to Northern Ireland’s Climate Change Bill will be debated at Further Consideration Stage in the Northern Ireland Assembly on...

February 25, 2022

More than 700 farmers attend Stormont rally over climate legislation

More than 700 farmers attend Stormont rally over climate legislation

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said that climate change legislation for Northern Ireland must be based on the appliance...

February 1, 2022

NI farming organisations to host on-farm meetings for politicians

NI farming organisations to host on-farm meetings for politicians

Northern Ireland’s two largest farm organisations have joined forces to host on-farm meetings for politicians. MLAs in rural constituencies will...

November 23, 2021

Greenhouse Gas methodology changes means more bang for NI’s climate action efforts

Greenhouse Gas methodology changes means more bang for NI’s climate action efforts

Changes to how Greenhouse Gas emissions will be measured mean Northern Ireland will achieve a larger contribution to the UK’s...

October 11, 2021

Compromise on the cards as DAERA Climate Bill passes second stage at Stormont

Compromise on the cards as DAERA Climate Bill passes second stage at Stormont

Compromise could be on the cards as the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs’ Climate Change Bill has passed...

October 1, 2021

Poots hopes Lord Deben can sway Executive on NI carbon targets

Poots hopes Lord Deben can sway Executive on NI carbon targets

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots is hoping a briefing from one of the UK’s most senior advisors on climate matters will...

September 23, 2021

‘If Stormont collapses, so will NI’s Climate Bill’, protesters warn

‘If Stormont collapses, so will NI’s Climate Bill’, protesters warn

Protesters at Stormont have warned if Northern Ireland’s political institutions fail, so will a controversial bill setting a net-zero target...

September 13, 2021

Climate Bill: ‘We’ve been accused of scaremongering but the facts speak for themselves’

Climate Bill: ‘We’ve been accused of scaremongering but the facts speak for themselves’

Agricultural leaders have stood by their stark warnings about Northern Ireland’s Climate Change Bill after an independent report has found...

August 18, 2021

Climate Bill to cost NI farming £11 billion

Climate Bill to cost NI farming £11 billion

Aiming for net-zero by 2045 – as called for in Northern Ireland’s Climate Bill – could result in the loss...

August 18, 2021

UFU tells Ag Committee Climate Change Bill 1 would be ‘more detrimental than any trade deal’

UFU tells Ag Committee Climate Change Bill 1 would be ‘more detrimental than any trade deal’

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president Victor Chestnutt has slammed targets set in the private member’s Climate Change Bill as “complete...

July 8, 2021

What does Climate Change Bill (No. 2) have in store for NI?

What does Climate Change Bill (No. 2) have in store for NI?

The first details have emerged of Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture’s Climate Change Bill. Referred to in Stormont documents as...

July 7, 2021

NI’s second Climate Change Bill passes first stage at Stormont

NI’s second Climate Change Bill passes first stage at Stormont

Northern Ireland’s second Climate Change Bill has officially passed its First Stage at Stormont. The bill has been drafted by...

July 6, 2021

Farm groups commission Climate Change Bill impact assessment report

Farm groups commission Climate Change Bill impact assessment report

Northern Ireland’s agricultural industry has commissioned an impact assessment report to evaluate how ambitions for Northern Ireland to achieve net-zero...

July 5, 2021

NI dairy industry would have to ‘revert to 1946 levels’ to meet net-zero

NI dairy industry would have to ‘revert to 1946 levels’ to meet net-zero

Northern Ireland’s dairy industry would have to be slashed back to production levels last seen in 1946 in order to...

July 1, 2021