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Friends of the Earth briefing on COP26

Posted on November 02, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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Governments, civil society, climate justice activists, researchers and journalists from around the world are meeting for the UN climate summit (COP26) in Glasgow. The COP26 summit from the 31st of October to the 12th of November 2022 is a major opportunity to fight for climate justice, put a spotlight on Government promises and demand urgent climate action at local, national and international level.


Friends of the Earth has prepared a briefing with key information about the COP, why it matters, how you can get involved, what are the current obstacles and what the Irish Government must do to overcome them.

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COP26 Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

Posted on October 29, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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The COP26 UN Climate talks are starting in just a few days! Activists from all over the world are getting ready for a Global Day of Action for climate justice on the 6th November, the first Saturday of the talks. No matter where you are, you can get involved too.

Grassroots groups and trade unions have organised a march in Dublin city centre at 12 noon on the 6th of November for the Global Day of Action in response to the call to action from the civil society COP26 Coalition in the UK.

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We're Hiring! We're recruiting an Energy Policy Officer

Posted on October 26, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

We're hiring - Energy Policy Officer

Friends of the Earth Ireland is recruiting an Energy Policy Officer who will lead our policy analysis and advocacy related to the decarbonisation of the energy and heating sectors. This means focusing not only on Ireland’s climate and energy commitments but also addressing the root causes of social and environmental injustice and prioritising support for the most vulnerable.

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System Reset National Youth Assembly

Posted on October 14, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

System Reset National Youth Assembly

Are you aged under 30? Or do you know a young person of that age who is interested in climate action and social justice?

Young people have been coming together through our System Reset project to explore the root causes of climate change and inequality. They’ve come up with solutions to these big issues to be raised with political leaders.

We’re excited to announce that these solutions will be showcased during our System Reset National Youth Assembly on 19th October. This assembly is open to people under 30 and will take place from 6pm to 8pm. Registration closes at 2pm on 18th October.

Click here to register for the Youth Assembly

 

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What should the Carbon Budget be?

Posted on October 14, 2021 by Oisín Coghlan

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With the Climate Council now up to full strength we expect them to move quite quickly to make their recommendations on the Carbon Budgets for 2021-25, 2026 to 2030 and 2031 to 2035.

We know the Government is very keen to have the numbers in the public domain before An Taoiseach and other ministers travel to the COP at the start of November. That means the Council would need to send their proposal to Government by the end of next week at the latest to give Government the chance to digest it.

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Budget 2022 comment piece for the Irish Daily Star

Posted on October 13, 2021 by Oisín Coghlan

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The most important news in Budget 2022 when it comes to climate action is something that isn’t happening. The increase in carbon tax won’t apply to home heating fuels – coal, peat briquettes, oil and gas – until next summer. Thankfully then, the Budget won’t add to the increasing energy costs we are all facing this winter.

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COP26 should be postponed - here's why

Posted on September 22, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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The COP26 UN Climate Talks are set to take place in Glasgow this November. Decisions made at these talks will have significant impacts on global climate action - or inaction - in the years and decades to come. But right now, many of the people who will be most impacted by these decisions are essentially locked out of the talks.

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COP on! Why should young people care about our planet and COP26?

Posted on September 17, 2021 by Emma-Jayne Geraghty

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All Day Youth Workshop: Online via Zoom

When: 25th of September Time: 10 - 4pm

To register click here

Friends of the Earth is partnering with the National Youth Council of Ireland for a youth workshop on the COP26 International Climate Talks. We're inviting young people and youth workers to join us on 25th September. During the workshop, we will be hear from young campaigners and activists and explore how issues that affect them will be discussed and negotiated at international level through the United Nations Climate talks.

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First Annual Report Card 2021: Is the Government keeping its promises on climate and the environment?

Posted on September 13, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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Friends of the Earth commissioned an independent expert assessment of the Government’s delivery of the Programme for Government (PfG) commitments on climate and the environment. 

A PDF outlining the results of this assessment, with associated infographics, can be download by clicking here

The assessment gave the Government marks out of 10 in each of the following nine categories: Climate, Nature & Biodiversity, Transport, Waste, Air Quality, Water & Marine, Buildings, Energy, and Agriculture & Forestry. The infographic below outlines how the Government did in each of these categories, over the last year.  

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We're hiring! We're recruiting an Events Support Officer

Posted on September 07, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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Friends of the Earth Ireland is recruiting an Events Support Officer to join our growing team. Building a grassroots movement is at the centre of everything that we do, because we know it’s only through people-power that we can achieve our vision for the future. We organise multiple training events, workshops, webinars and project activities to strengthen the work happening at a grassroots level.

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