Gary Lanigan

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The most accurate land-cover maps for Ireland come from a pan European dataset produced by member states for the European Environment Agency.

Ireland is one of the few countries in Europe that does not have precise and detailed maps of how land is used and how land use is changing over time.(...)

 Philip O’Brien, emissions mitigation specialist with the EPA, told the conference that agriculture emissions have decreased since 1990, from 37 per cent to 33 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Universal consumption-based carbon taxes would be much more successful in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, according to UCD economist Colm Mc(...)

 Last month, a study was published in the journal Science assessing the potential of aiming for a trillion trees on the planet

The first wind in weeks sent waves of silver skimming across the trees. Millions of flickering summer leaves, on less than an acre, breathing in CO2, (...)

A cow with methane-collection equipment on her back. Grass is a cheap way to feed cows, but as  methanogens break  down grass in the stomach they  produce methane,  a potent greenhouse gas Photograph:   Rachel Doyle

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted to the European Parliament in January what climate activists have long known: Ireland’s performance on climate change (...)

Ms  Justice Mary Laffoy   said she expected there would be a thought provoking and robust discussion on how the State can become a leader in tackling climate change.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Citizens’ Assembly are meeting this weekend to make recommendations on “how the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change”. Unde(...)

Dr Ruth Freeman, SFI director of strategy and research

‘Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) latest Investigators’ Programme will invest €43 million in 26 different research projects over the next five years(...)

Agriculture accounts for one third of Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions. Photograph:  Getty

More than 250 delegates from across Europe and around the world will gather in Wexford next month to discuss a range of scientific research topics wit(...)