Net zero

Investment in soils could not only benefit the environment – research

Investment in soils could not only benefit the environment – research

Investing in soils could benefit the environment, animal and human health as well as achieving a net zero target, according...

February 23, 2022

McDonald’s commends NI supply chain

McDonald’s commends NI supply chain

McDonald’s celebrated 30 years of business in Northern Ireland this week and commended its suppliers in Northern Ireland for “punching...

October 7, 2021

‘Transparency’ needed when it comes to ‘net zero’ and ‘carbon neutral’ claims

‘Transparency’ needed when it comes to ‘net zero’ and ‘carbon neutral’ claims

A new initiative launched recently will focus on trying to improve the “integrity” of ‘voluntary carbon markets’, to help ensure...

August 10, 2021

NI net-zero: NI falling short on tree planting targets by 90%

NI net-zero: NI falling short on tree planting targets by 90%

Northern Ireland is falling short on tree planting levels required to pave the way to net-zero ambitions by more than...

June 21, 2021

CCC chairman tells Agriculture Committee net-zero by 2050 is ‘not possible’ for NI

CCC chairman tells Agriculture Committee net-zero by 2050 is ‘not possible’ for NI

The chairman of the UK’s Climate Change Committee (CCC) has told Northern Ireland (NI) politicians he is “not prepared” to...

June 17, 2021

Greenhouse gas emissions from NI agriculture up 1%

Greenhouse gas emissions from NI agriculture up 1%

Greenhouse gas emissions from Northern Irish agriculture have increased by 1% over the last recorded year, according to the latest...

June 16, 2021

NI’s net-zero plan will cost staggering £900 million a year

NI’s net-zero plan will cost staggering £900 million a year

Ambitions to upgrade Northern Ireland’s recommended 82% reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to net-zero will cost an additional £900...

June 9, 2021

‘Eco-labelling’ and low-carbon farming tipped to boost poultry profits

‘Eco-labelling’ and low-carbon farming tipped to boost poultry profits

There is little time to waste in the race to provide the world’s growing population with healthy diets from sustainable...

June 4, 2021

Rathlin Island unveils carbon-neutral plans

Rathlin Island unveils carbon-neutral plans

Islanders on Rathlin have ambitions to generate their own renewable energy in an effort to create local jobs and achieve...

June 2, 2021

McAleer: NI needs ‘carbon calculator’ to help farms prepare for net-zero

McAleer: NI needs ‘carbon calculator’ to help farms prepare for net-zero

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has called on the Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to develop an...

June 1, 2021

NI politicians to vote on Climate Change Bill on Monday

NI politicians to vote on Climate Change Bill on Monday

Northern Ireland politicians are set to vote on the Green Party’s proposed Climate Change Bill on Monday (May 10). The...

May 7, 2021

NI in-depth: What does NI’s Climate Change Bill actually mean for farming?

NI in-depth: What does NI’s Climate Change Bill actually mean for farming?

There has been a lot of talk about Northern Ireland’s proposed new Climate Change Bill as it begins its passage...

April 26, 2021

Welsh agricultural college to invest £2.5 million in 10ac solar farm

Welsh agricultural college to invest £2.5 million in 10ac solar farm

Aberystwyth University in Wales has announced plans to invest £2.5 million in a 10ac solar farm as part of its...

April 24, 2021

‘Ambitious strategy’ needed to achieve net zero carbon future in Northern Ireland

‘Ambitious strategy’ needed to achieve net zero carbon future in Northern Ireland

Dr. Amanda Slevin, chairperson of Climate Coalition NI, has called for an ambitious and forward-looking strategy to achieve a net...

December 10, 2020