Taoiseach   Micheál Martin presides as president during a meeting of the UN Security Council   in New York. Photograph: John Minchillo/EPA

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has insisted there is “very strong support” for Ireland’s efforts to ensure the threat posed by climate change is added to th(...)

Maurice Mortell, managing director for Ireland and emerging markets at  Equinix

Thirteen years ago this week one of the world’s biggest investment banks, Lehman Brothers, filed for bankruptcy. It heralded the start of the Great Re(...)

To tackle climate change effectively, the world must invest in new technologies, such as renewable energy. File photograph: Getty

This month’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlighted the urgency of action to halt climate change. Extreme weather, deli(...)

A combine harvests wheat in Corn, Oklahoma. File photograph: Nick Oxford/Reuters

The combination of accelerating climate shocks, land abuses and over exploitation of water resources, which is occurring at “unprecedented rates” acro(...)

Ireland’s agricultural emissions are ‘uniquely high’ in Europe, a conference on climate change has heard. File photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Ireland’s agricultural emissions are “uniquely high” in Europe, while the State is one of the largest contributors to emissions from agriculture in th(...)

Former French president and candidate for next year’s presidential election Nicolas Sarkozy: “The climate has been changing for 4.5 billion years. Man alone is not responsible for this change,” he declared in a speech for the Institut de l’enterprise seen by AFP. Photograph:    Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Former French president and candidate for next year’s presidential election Nicolas Sarkozy has joined the ranks of Donald Trump and Danny Healy-Rae a(...)

A view of Arno, a coral atoll of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific. Rising sea levels are already an inescapable part of daily life in the Marshall Islands. Photograph: Josh Haner/The New York Times

Sea levels are rising, and rising faster every year. The two main factors are related to global warming: the water from melting land ice and the expa(...)

‘Generating solar electricity on our roofs should be one of the easiest projects for a householder or a community. But in Ireland you don’t get paid for supplying solar electricity to the grid. That explains why we have only 1MW of installed solar, while the UK has 3,400 MW.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Industrial wind? Coal at Moneypoint? Fracking? Peat? The Government is consulting on the future of our energy system. They will prepare a document lat(...)

Indian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rajendra Pachauri, who resigned this week as chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change after being accused of accused of sexually harassing a female employee at his Delhi-based think tank. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

Rahul Bedi, in New DelhiThe former head of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been barred by a New Delhi court from leaving India,(...)

The IPCC report says options available to cut emissions, include using energy more efficiently, switching to renewable energy sources and investing in large-scale afforestation. Photograph: Reuters

Global greenhouse gas emissions will need to fall to zero by the end of this century if the world is to avoid the most devastating impacts of climate (...)

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