IPCC Report – Strong emissions reduction now the only way to avoid destabilised future
admin April 13, 2014

Government must introduce an annual carbon budget which has a path to near-zero emissions by 2050. Today’s launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest report tells us that only rapid and sustained cuts to carbon emissions will allow us to avoid catastrophic climate change. Previou… Read More

 
Food Harvest 2020 will not contribute to increasing food security
admin April 3, 2014

An Taisce - The National Trust for Ireland - has welcomed the recent publication of a report by the outgoing United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier de Schutter. However, the findings of the report raise fresh concerns about export oriented agricultural policies, such as the industry-l… Read More

 
LIGHTS OUT FOR EARTH HOUR
admin March 28, 2014

This Saturday, 29 March, at 8.30 PM will see buildings and monuments across the globe go dark for one hour as part of ‘Earth Hour.’ Earth Hour is a grassroots campaign that gives people an opportunity to show world leaders that they support positive actions to address global warming. Organisers are encourag… Read More

 
UN Committee finds ‘profound suspicion of non–compliance’ over UK nuclear plant
admin March 20, 2014

A United Nations Committee has found there is a ‘profound suspicion of non–compliance’ over the United Kingdom’s failure to undertake trans–boundary consultations for the construction of a new nuclear plant in Somerset, England. The investigation has been undertaken by the Implementation Committee of the Uni… Read More

 
An Taisce calls on MEP’s to ‘Fly in the face of bullying over Airline ETS’
admin March 18, 2014

Please vote NO to the dismantling of the Aviation ETS - EU member states have succumbed to pressure from third countries and the aviation industry and decided to shrink the aviation emissions trading system (ETS) to only cover flights between EU airports until 2016. This decision leaves long-haul flights tota… Read More

 
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