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Regarding climate change Leo Varadkar acknowledged there was “lots to be worried about” but added that there will also be “lots of opportunities”.

It will cost €50 billion to bring all homes in Ireland up to the required energy efficient standard and a further €30 billion to phase out petrol and (...)

In Ireland 32 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions  come from agriculture. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Irish farmers feel like they are being blamed for climate change but they will rise to the challenges of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a research(...)

The impact on cities, the biggest source of emissions on a per capita basis, will be dramatic, given what is envisaged in the electrification of transport and the built environment. File photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

The draft Government plan on responding to a warming world that potentially poses an existential threat to humanity sets out its ambition succinctly: (...)

All of Government Plan to Tackle Climate Disruption will be published by Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton in the coming weeks.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Oireachtas will vote on new carbon budgets set out by successive governments, with any purchasing of carbon credits by departments who fail to hit(...)

The Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton: he is expected to publish the All of Government Plan to Tackle Climate Disruption in the coming weeks

The installation of new domestic oil and gas boilers could be banned in the next few years under a new Government policy on tackling climate change. (...)

Dollymount, Dublin. Throughout Ireland, extreme weather has brought more frequent and severe storms, increased flooding, droughts and wildfires, with all their negative consequences. File photograph: Eric Luke

Since the collapse of the Roman Empire a millennium and a half ago, much time and research has gone into trying to understand its causes. Many explana(...)

Schoolchildren stage a climate change protest in Sydney, Australia, earlier this month. When they graduate, will they want to work for a fossil fuel company? Photograph:  Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

Sustainable finance is the cornerstone in the business side of climate change mitigation. Two of the best strategies to change corporations are: – c(...)

A street with a pedestrian crossing near Vienna Hofburg Imperial Palace. Photograph: iStock

Allowing unlimited public transport at a cost of €365 per person per year is one of the big contributory factors in Vienna regularly being ranked as t(...)

TDs of all stripes have supported objections to wind turbines in various parts of the country while backing the continued destruction of our bogs. Photograph: Ben Curtis/PA

The unanimous decision of the Dáil to make Ireland the second country in the world to declare a climate change and biodiversity emergency was pure guf(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton said the declaration of a national climate emergency by unanimous Dáil vote was more than symbolic, and signalled politicians wanted to take a leadership role. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The IDA should change its successful strategy in attracting foreign investment to highlight how Ireland is embracing climate actions, and providing op(...)

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