Some researchers estimate that Ireland’s fair share of the global carbon budget will run out as soon as 2024. File photograph: Getty

Revisions to the Climate Bill put in place foundations for effective climate action but more ambition is needed on implementation and on securing publ(...)

Clay stoves, manufactured mainly by women, are now deployed in half of all rural homes in Malawi. File photograph: Concern

The Government has committed to at least double by 2030 the percentage of official development assistance (ODA) spent on supporting developing countri(...)

A coalition of charities made up of ActionAid, Christian Aid Ireland and Oxfam has called on Ireland to drop its opposition to the tax transparency measure.

A coalition of charities has called on Ireland to drop its opposition to a proposed European Union tax transparency law as momentum grows in Brussels (...)

A  truck transporting coal at  Cerrejón mine near Barrancas, Guajira province, Colombia. Photograph: Reuters

The ESB has landed itself in hot water for importing coal from a Colombian mine which is at the centre of suspected human rights and environmental vi(...)

 As a rich nation, we have an obligation to help those more at risk to climate change. Photograph: iStock

Can we have a break from “record-breaking”? For a long time, those words were (for me, anyway) associated with all sorts of curiosities, mainly due to(...)

Christian Aid Ireland says that profit generated in Ghana, for example, is moved to Ireland, leaving the African nation with less money to spend on services for children. File photograph: Getty

The United Nations is to examine whether Irish policies contribute to tax abuse by companies that harms children’s rights in other countries. Campai(...)

Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Kevin O’Sullivan Environment & Science Editor Publication of the new climate action Bill by the Government is “a significant milestone on the pa(...)

Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan says concerns exist about the impact the emissions targets will have for farmers: ‘I think it’s fair to acknowledge the real concern around agriculture.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Legislation to impose strict five-yearly carbon-emission limits on transport, agriculture, energy suppliers and business will be in place by Christmas(...)

Up to 270 million more people will go hungry in 2020 because of disruptions to harvests and supply chains, Christian Aid warns.

Developing countries are struggling to meet the costs of Covid-19, according to charity Christian Aid. And it says the money such countries are losing(...)

Apple’s Hollyhill campus in Cork: EU court decision ‘should curtail EU commission posturing on State aid’, Chartered Accountants Ireland said. Photograph: David Creedon/Anzenberger

Industry groups welcomed the ruling in the EU’s second-highest court that Ireland did not give illicit State aid to technology giant Apple. But concer(...)

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