European Union’s Fit for 55 plan targets emissions in  all sectors of the economy and in international trade.

Brussels will set out plans on Wednesday for the EU to become the world’s first mover on achieving net zero emissions in order to limit global warming(...)

Shell is in the midst of a strategic shift aimed at lowering its greenhouse gas emissions. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday said it would boost its returns to shareholders via share buybacks or dividends after a sharp rise in oil and gas price(...)

A majority of consumers have not fully embraced buying green, according to research. Photograph: iStock

As the oat milk brand Oatly spread across the world last year, its chief executive, Toni Petersson, said his product – which boasts lower greenhouse g(...)

At the launch of the Signpost programme at Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, were  Dr Siobhán Kavanagh, Steven Fitzgerald, Dr Stan Lalor, Ger McSweeney and Prof Frank O’Mara

A new initiative led by Teagasc is aimed at supporting climate action by Irish farmers with the overall goal of reducing gaseous emissions from Irish (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (right) and Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath outside Government Buildings in Dublin on Tuesday, budget day. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

This week’s budget provided a huge “stimulus” to the economy of over €6 billion in additional expenditure, almost 2 per cent of GDP. However, the Depa(...)

William Nordhaus  after winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences at Yale University on Monday. Photograph:  Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

A study of the economics profession in the United States, undertaken a number of years ago, found that academic papers in economics rarely referred to(...)

Bord na Mona land at Mountlucas Wind farm in Co Offaly. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published figures two weeks ago for Irish greenhouse gas emissions, together with their projections for the (...)

Former president Mary Robinson: “What will become evident is that America is no longer the leader on progressive values because of what Trump is doing.”Photograph: Peter Murtagh

US president Donald Trump’s repudiation of the Paris agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions showed that America could no longer be regarded as(...)

The road transport sector is a major source of   air pollution, but on the plus side, more and more people are beginning to factor in the cost and health benefits associated with  cycling. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland needs huge changes in travel and transportation habits if it is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants, according to Ireland’s(...)

Prof FitzGerald said: “It is an issue that is massive for the world and we must play our part.”

Ireland is very unlikely to meet its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions limits and unless the Government pursues a new approach we will miss even tougher (...)

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