‘If we do not protect and restore biodiversity we will fail to meet our climate goals,’ Prof Buckley has said. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Protecting biodiversity and deploying nature-based solutions could help achieve global and national carbon emissions reduction targets, and “keep our (...)

Prof John Fitzgerald: ‘The legislation should not be over-prescriptive on additional functions for the Council that could serve to distract from or dilute its core mandate.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The work of a revamped Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) risks being overloaded by requirements in proposed new legislation, which could see it e(...)

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(...)

The plan promises to fully transition to a fleet of “low-emissions vehicles” by 2030, with half of the fleet transitioning by 2023. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The redesign of the bus network should make greater use of the M50, An Taisce has said. The environmental and heritage charity said a “major oversigh(...)