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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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Hope in the Dark - a workshop to build resilience and active hope

Posted on August 18, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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The IPCC’s startling report on the climate crisis has left many of us reeling. Its publication this summer was a real wake up call, motivating people to get involved in climate action, some for the first time.

But it has also left people feeling anxious.

There’s no doubt about it, the growing social and ecological crises can make us feel overwhelmed. We may feel apathetic - or unable to engage in taking action.

At Friends of the Earth, we want to address these issues and feelings. So we’ve invited Undercurrent Education to facilitate an Active Hope workshop for our next Learning Hub event at 6pm on Monday 20th September. We’ll explore themes of resilience & active hope emerging from Rebecca Solnit’s book ‘Hope in the Dark’.

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Join our Learning Hub event series!

Posted on August 10, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

Learning Hub Summer Autumn Series

Last month, we organised a Just Recovery conference on behalf of Coalition 2030, who were keen to explore how the Sustainable Development Goals could be used to guide Ireland’s recovery from the pandemic.

We were joined by some excellent speakers, including Dr Mike Ryan from the World Health Organisation, Asad Rehman from War on Want and Paola Simonetti from the International Trade Union Confederation.

Missed the conference? Don't worry - we recorded it for you to watch back at your leisure! You can watch it by clicking here or by viewing it in the screen below. 

 

The Just Recovery conference highlighted the need to join up our struggles for climate action, social justice, global justice and health justice.

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Friends of the Earth has two exciting positions to fill!

Posted on August 09, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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Friends of the Earth is hiring!

We’re recruiting a Climate Policy Coordinator and a Network Development Coordinator.

One of these jobs could be the perfect role for you - or for someone you know!

Our Climate Policy Coordinator will lead our climate policy analysis and advocacy and act as Policy Coordinator for the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition.They will drive our policy development and advocacy work in support of “faster and fairer climate action”.

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Update on One Future

Posted on July 22, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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The One Future local climate action groups that we support are going from strength to strength! If you would like to get involved by joining a local group in your area you can sign up here.

We have just finished our One Future Summer Series - a series of action focused online workshops and meetings enabling connection, learning and exploration of ways to take action on climate change at a local and national level. The series consisted of a number of different events.

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Update on our Faster and Fairer Climate Action Campaign

Posted on July 22, 2021 by Oisín Coghlan

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Ireland has a new Climate Law!

Friends of the Earth has been campaigning for a strong Climate Law for 14 years - and this has been a major focus of our climate work in recent months - with much success! On Friday 16th July Ireland’s new Climate Bill passed its final vote - with all parties in the Seanad supporting it. Just a few weeks earlier the Dáil had passed the Bill by an incredible 129 votes to 10!

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