Changes in transport will play a role in achieving aims of the Bill. Photograph: Eric Luke

A much-strengthened Climate Action Bill which commits to “pursue and achieve carbon neutrality no later than 2050” is to go before Cabinet for approva(...)

Ireland is the fourth highest per-capita emitter of methane from agriculture in the world, and emissions are 15%  higher since 2011. Photograph: Getty Images

Ag Climatise, the latest climate strategy unveiled by the Department of Agriculture, is not fit for purpose and not in line with the programme for gov(...)

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins: ‘It was clear that the draft Climate Bill did not reflect the ambition or urgency demanded by civil society.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

The Oireachtas Climate Committee has recommended the Climate Bill be significantly strengthened to include a national ban on importing fracked gas, a (...)

Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan, who also participated in a Zoom meeting with his constituents, said he had no problem with taking on board recommendations for improving the Bill. The extent of pre-legislative scrutiny conducted by the committee was unprecedented, he said, and the outcome from this was “very useful and beneficial”. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than 1,240 people from around the country participated in “a mass online lobby for faster and fairer climate action” on Monday by engaging with t(...)

The committee was told that national climate laws needed to put in place systems of governance which ‘bake in’ a need to ‘course correct’ if ever progress is falling behind. File photograph: Getty

The Government’s Bill to enshrine in law a commitment to decarbonise Ireland by 2050 in its present form will not drive down carbon emissions to the l(...)

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(...)

The three main party leaders ‘are promising more climate action on the one hand, while at the same time promising more regional airports,’ says Dr Cara Augustenborg.

The One Future Campaign has published analysis that finds the three parties leading in opinion polls “have the weakest and vaguest promises on climate(...)

Fianna Fáil’s climate spokesman Jack Chambers. File Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil has welcomed publication by Fine Gael of a Bill to give legal force to carbon emission reductions in government departments and sectors, i(...)

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD confirmed methane, the greenhouse gas most associated with agriculture, would be subject to emissions reduction targets though he accepted some sectors might not have to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Electric vehicles (EVs) will be more economical than petrol or diesel cars within four years, according to Minister for Climate Action and Environment(...)

Ictu general secretary Patricia King said Bord na Móna is determined to get all unions out of the company. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bord na Móna (BNM) has been castigated by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) for failing to ensure hundreds of its workers are properly looked(...)

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