Climate Change

YOUTH ASSEMBLY ON CLIMATE

13 September 2019

On Friday November 15th the country’s first ever Youth Assembly on Climate is set to take place in Dáil Éireann. It will be a chance for young people to discuss what Ireland needs to do to take action on climate and environmental issues. 157 young people will be selected to take part in this one-day … Continue reading Youth Assembly on Climate

AIR POLLUTION: A REAL AND PRESENT DANGER TO ALL

10 September 2019

I have been monitoring the increasing risk of air pollution in Dublin for some time now and I was the first Dublin TD to bring it up in a special Topical Debate in the Dail. Carbon emissions from cars have been the centre of attention in the debate about climate change. Now there is evidence … Continue reading Air Pollution: A Real And Present Danger To All

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT ACTION FUND

23 August 2019

A new scheme has been opened to support local environmental projects focusing on climate change and biodiversity. Any school, community group or club who wants to take a step to tackle climate change or promote biodiversity can put forward ideas before 27th September. The Community Environment Action Fund, (previously known as the Local Agenda 21 … Continue reading Applications Open for Community Environment Action Fund

GREENER COMMUNITIES COMPETITION

12 July 2019

Fingal County Council has announced new categories in the 2019 Greener Communities Competition. The focus this year is on increasing pollinators and biodiversity and on fostering sustainable communities, a key role we can all play in creating a more sustainable future. Biodiversity is a critical part of the web of life on our planet and over … Continue reading Greener Communities Competition

A GIGANTIC CHALLENGE

30 April 2019

Climate Change presents us with a political challenge as important as Brexit, as demanding as the peace process and as costly as the financial crisis of the past decade. Ireland has to get greenhouse gas emissions down from 60 million tonnes a year to 33 million tonnes by 2030, and to effectively zero by 2050. … Continue reading A Gigantic Challenge