John Sweeney

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Forestry’s relationship to climate and the environment in general is not straightforward.

It was election day, and the subject of debate was climate change. After a political campaign in which environmental issues were generally so neglect(...)

A peaceful pre-election street protest at the Dáil organised by members of the Triratna Buddhist Community  to highlight Government inaction on climate change. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Academics have called for the next government, regardless of make-up, to establish a citizens’ convention on climate change. In an open letter signed(...)

Illustration: Thinkstock

Over the past 50 years, we have become obsessed with the idea that third-level education is the way to achieve our economic destiny. The numbers going(...)

Flooding at Springfield, Co Clare: Minister for Agriculture and the Marine Simon Coveney on a fact-finding mission. Photograph: Gareth Williams/Press 22

The Government will tomorrow approve a substantial increase in funding for flood relief and a new flood forecasting service as it intensifies efforts (...)

President of the Raoni Institute  Cacique Raoni Metuktire with a translator at the climate conference yesterday. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

There are growing indications that talks on an historic global agreement on climate change will continue into tomorrow as divisions on the crunch iss(...)

French Foreign affairs minister and acting president of the COP21, Laurent Fabius. Photograph: EPA/Ian Langsdon

There are growing indications the deadline for the historic global agreement on climate change will continue into Saturday. A new draft of the Paris (...)

Demanding action on climate change: activists at St Peter’s Square, in the Vatican, urge a legally binding global agreement at COP21. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty

One in six Americans and one in three Catholic Americans say they were influenced by the pope’s message that climate change is a crucial mora(...)

Into the light: uncovered pine stumps on the shore. Illustration: Michael Viney

All summer the quiet tides returned the sand that last winter’s storms had dragged offshore, heaping it even deeper over the old oaken wreck on(...)

 Mary Robinson with Trócaire volunteer Daniel Cullen  at Maynooth University in June for a two-day conference on climate change. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), approved over the past two years by 195 governments, including Ir(...)

Political leadership in Ireland to tackle vested groups in the area of climate change was absent while an appetite to seriously address greenhouse gas(...)

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