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Explore our Climate and Migration Read and Watch List

Posted on April 01, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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Ahead of our webinar on Climate and Migration on 12th April (which you can register for here) we’ve compiled a read and watch list on climate and migration that we’d love you to explore!

Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you can dip in and out of the list according to the time you have to spare. The beauty of our Learning Hub is that you can read and watch for just a few minutues or for many hours!

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Violent Borders - exploring the links between climate change and migration

Posted on April 01, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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At Friends of the Earth, we’re creating a space for discussion, critical thinking, peer education and building a sense of solidarity. It’s called our Learning Hub! We create conversations that hinge around issues arising from books that the Friends of the Earth community is reading.

Our next Learning Hub event will explore connections between climate and migration. It takes place on Monday 12th April at 6pm - we hope you can join us.

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Six Things to Look for When the Climate Bill is Published

Posted on March 22, 2021 by Oisín Coghlan

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Media reports indicate that the Government’s revised Climate Bill will go to Cabinet for approval and publication on Tuesday. The Bill is a flagship commitment in the Programme for Government.

Climate legislation is about governance - about how we make climate policy and how we make sure policy is implemented. It is the framework to drive action rather than being a list of actions. Key elements include:

  • a long-term (2050) target
  • short-term (5 year) targets
  • a duty on Government to produce an action plan to actually cut polluting emissions in line with the targets
  • an expert council to provide independent advice to the Government and monitor progress
  • robust parliamentary oversight and ministerial accountability

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Our Sick of Plastic campaign – we’re making progress on our demands!

Posted on March 09, 2021 by Claudia Tormey

SOP demands update

Sick of Plastic is a joint campaign, hosted by Friends of the Earth and VOICE Ireland. We launched our first Sick of Plastic petition in 2018. That petition had a lot of demands that will soon become a reality, thanks to all of your campaigning and support!

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Legal opinion shows that fracked gas import ban is possible

Posted on March 01, 2021 by Jerry Mac Evilly

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Friends of the Earth is working to prevent lock-in of fossil fuels in Ireland and our primary focus is on fracked gas and LNG infrastructure. There are currently 5 proposed LNG terminals in Ireland, with plans to turn Ireland into the gateway location to transport more fossil gas though Ireland into the UK. 

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Learning Hub Update

Posted on February 22, 2021 by Claudia Tormey

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The Learning Hub is a carefully curated space for discussion, critical thinking, peer education and building a sense of solidarity.

Our most recent cycle of the Learning Hub aims to create conversations hinging around themes and issues that arise in the following four books;

  1. Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future by Mary Robinson
  2. Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move by Reece Jones
  3. On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein
  4. Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities by Rebecca Solnit

For each book we are hosting a webinar and an interactive workshop. We'll also share a read and watch list to explore more the topics at hand.

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One Future Local Groups Update

Posted on February 22, 2021 by Claudia Tormey

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One Future is a network of campaign groups across Ireland supported by the Stop Climate Chaos coalition, of which Friends of the Earth is the secretariat member. One Future groups campaign for faster and fairer climate action within their constituencies and communities by building local campaigns and lobbying local TDs.

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Sick of Plastic Update

Posted on February 22, 2021 by Claudia Tormey

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Sick of Plastic is our campaign in partnership with VOICE Ireland. Together, we are working to empower communities to pressure industry and decision makers to take action on single use plastic.

Despite not being able to take direct action through our Supermarket Shop & Drop’s due to COVID-19 restrictions, Sick of Plastic has remained as creative as ever in presenting fun and interactive ways for people to take action on single use plastics. There are lots of ways to take action, you can start by taking photos of excessive plastic packaging in your supermarkets and sharing it with Sick of Plastic on social media or via email sickofplasticireland@gmail.com to help build the pressure on supermarkets to act.

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System:Reset Project Update

Posted on February 22, 2021 by Claudia Tormey

System Reset

System: Reset is a Pan-European project that Friends of the Earth is part of. The project aims to build platforms across Europe to bring young people from under-represented communities into multi-level decision-making and build strong, collective visions for a socially just and ecologically sound future.

We have lots in store for System:Reset this year, including a Just Transition Champions Training Programme, which we’re collaborating on with Community Work Ireland. This programme will support youth and community workers to consider how climate justice relates to their practice and support them to engage with and contribute to the implementation of just transition policies and plans. You can apply for this training here at this link.

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No New Gas Campaign Update

Posted on February 22, 2021 by Claudia Tormey

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No New Gas is our campaign to prevent fossil gas lock-in. Its primary focus is on fracked gas, LNG infrastructure and new exploration licenses for oil and gas in Irish waters.

This campaign made exciting progress recently with the plans to introduce a ban on new oil and gas licenses off the Irish coast. In 2017 Ireland banned fracking, which was a ban on onshore extraction in the Republic of Ireland. Now the ban will begin to extend into the offshore, contributing to the struggle to keep fossil fuels in the ground. 

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