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Actor  Saoirse Ronan helped to launch Bord Bia’s Origin Green, the sustainability development programme for the Irish food and drink industry. Photograph: Bord Bia

Farmers and businesses in Bord Bia’s Origin Green sustainability scheme have significantly reduced their carbon footprint, according to a 2021 progres(...)

The Weddell Sea in  Antarctica, one of the world’s most important and vulnerable ecosystems. Photograph: David Tipling/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

International efforts to designate as a protected area a vast part of eastern Antarctica and the Weddell Sea, in one of the world’s most important and(...)

Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan: “The Government is committed to a more ambitious, transformative approach to production and consumption to achieve a systemically circular economy.” Photograph: Sasko Lazarov

The Cabinet has approved the outline of a Circular Economy Bill which will curb a wide range of single-use products and ensure more robust waste manag(...)

Members of Climate Case Ireland Christian Volkmann, Clodagh Daly, Fiona O’Malley, Emer Slattery and Angela Deegan , calling for a Citizens Assembly on Biodiversity and a Constitutional right to a safe clean healthy and sustainable environment protesting outside the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The campaign group Climate Case Ireland (CCI) has called on the Government to amend the Constitution to recognise the right to a healthy environment. (...)

Energy company EI-H2 founder Pearse Flynn. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

The energy company EI-H2 has announced plans to build Ireland’s first green hydrogen production facility at Aghada close to lower Cork harbour. The n(...)

The Airbus turbofan, turboprop and blended-wing body ZEROe aircraft using hydrogen fuel. The concepts offer many advantages for future low-emission air travel. Photograph: Airbus

Europe’s largest aircraft manufacturer Airbus intends to have the first hydrogen-powered commercial aircraft flying by 2035 and believes the fuel will(...)

Men are an extremely important part of the solution when it comes to the gender gap, said the Women in Engineering Group. File photograph: Getty

A new group dedicated to helping women build careers in the engineering sector has said “unconscious bias” training for engineers, and actively encour(...)

The Cabinet has approved a ban on licences for new oil and natural gas exploration

The Cabinet has approved a ban on licences for new oil and natural gas exploration which will come into effect immediately. The ban will be enacted t(...)

 Niall O’Connor, Aldi Group managing director with  Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue and  Pippa Hackett, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture. Photograph: Leon Farrell/ Photocall Ireland

The supermarket group Aldi has committed to planting 1 million native Irish woodland trees around Ireland over the next four years under commitments t(...)

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(...)

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