Climate Change

Video: Eamon Ryan sees sustainability in practice on Kerry farms

Video: Eamon Ryan sees sustainability in practice on Kerry farms

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan has said that he is keen to see if climate...

June 28, 2022

TDs vote against new oil and gas exploration in Ireland

TDs vote against new oil and gas exploration in Ireland

A motion put forward by rural independent TDs seeking oil and gas exploration off the Irish coast was defeated in...

June 16, 2022

Research: Climate obligations may force cap on NI livestock numbers

Research: Climate obligations may force cap on NI livestock numbers

Climate change obligations may limit livestock numbers in Northern Ireland, according to recent research and modelling. Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute...

June 13, 2022

Report: Severe impact of weather events on food security

Report: Severe impact of weather events on food security

High-impact weather and climate events caused major issues for food security in 2021, according to a new report published today...

May 18, 2022

EPA Climate Change Conference 2022 to take place next month

EPA Climate Change Conference 2022 to take place next month

Registration is now open for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Change Conference 2022, which will take place next month....

May 16, 2022

Man who will be buried on his farm bequeaths it to public

Man who will be buried on his farm bequeaths it to public

A 78-year-old farmer who won a planning battle to allow him to be buried in a private burial plot on...

May 7, 2022

€40m to research plant varieties resistant to climate change

€40m to research plant varieties resistant to climate change

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and independent family-owned group, Florimond Desprez have signed a €40 million loan agreement to finance...

May 1, 2022

Intensive agriculture and rising temps causing significant insect reduction

Intensive agriculture and rising temps causing significant insect reduction

Intensive agriculture and climate change are responsible for a 49% reduction in the number of insects in the most impacted...

April 21, 2022

Dairy retirement scheme uptake will be low – McCormack

Dairy retirement scheme uptake will be low – McCormack

Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) president, Pat McCormack believes that the uptake for the proposed Food Dairy Vision Group...

April 12, 2022

Alternative proteins: Report says fake meat ‘will not save the planet’

Alternative proteins: Report says fake meat ‘will not save the planet’

A new report –The Politics of Protein – released today (Thursday, April 7), reveals that fake meat is not as...

April 7, 2022

IPES: Sustainable solutions readily available for food systems

IPES: Sustainable solutions readily available for food systems

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) has called for fundamental reform of food systems to avoid catastrophic...

April 5, 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

LMC: International beef sector responding to climate change

LMC: International beef sector responding to climate change

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive, Ian Stevenson has said that the international beef sector is responding to the...

March 14, 2022

Some EU climate targets for farmers must be postponed – MEP

Some EU climate targets for farmers must be postponed – MEP

An Irish MEP has said that some climate change targets set by the European Union for the agriculture sector should...

March 10, 2022

IPCC: Emissions must be cut to prevent threats to species and ecosystems

IPCC: Emissions must be cut to prevent threats to species and ecosystems

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said it expects ecosystems to be at a “high risk...

March 8, 2022

£5000 grant available to assist NI climate change groups

£5000 grant available to assist NI climate change groups

Environmental charity, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, has announced that community groups which have signed up for its Carbon Literacy training...

March 8, 2022

Stormont Assembly agrees key climate change legislation amendment

Stormont Assembly agrees key climate change legislation amendment

Sinn Féin agriculture spokesman Declan McAleer has welcomed the acceptance by Stormont of an amendment to proposed climate change legislation...

March 1, 2022

IPES: Food system reform needed to avoid ‘unprecedented hunger’

IPES: Food system reform needed to avoid ‘unprecedented hunger’

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) has called for a fundamental reform of food systems to...

March 1, 2022