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Briefing for Budget 2019

Posted on October 28, 2019 by Claudia Tormey

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In advance of Budget Day on October 8th, we prepared a briefing on key discussion points related to proposals to increase the carbon tax in Budget 2020.

In response to the Government’s announcement to allocate the revenue raised from the tax increase to climate action measures, this Coalition called on the Government to enshrine ring fencing of the tax intake into legislation.

Stop Climate Chaos also called on the Government to follow up on the recommendation made earlier this year from the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action that it carry out a review on the impacts of energy poverty as a result of the tax hike, and implement the appropriate supports that will minimise the burden on those most affected.

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The Race Of and For Our Lives

Posted on October 03, 2019 by Claudia Tormey

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Busy time in the Coalition kicked off again in September as the new Dáil session began, and as thousands of young people across Ireland came together to mobilise as part of the youth-led Global Climate Strike on September 20th, members of Government, including the Taoiseach, travelled to New York to attend the high-level UN Summit on Climate Change in New York.

‘Preventing irreversible climate disruption is the race of our lives and for our lives’ were the words used by the UN Secretary-General in calling on all leaders to come to New York with statements on how they intend to increase ambition on climate action in advance of next year when the Paris Agreement will come into force.

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IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land Use

Posted on September 08, 2019 by Claudia Tormey

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The last few months have seen new temperature records across Europe, and unprecedented forest fires from Brazil to the Arctic.

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Stop Climate Chaos at MacGill Summer School

Posted on August 15, 2019 by Claudia Tormey

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Catherine Devitt, Head of Policy with Stop Climate Chaos, was invited to speak at the 39th MacGill Summer School in the small town of Glenties, co. Donegal.

The well-renowned summer school brings together people from all walks of life to engage in discussion on some of the most urgent social, economic and environmental issues of the day.

Catherine participated in a panel, discussing “With its natural habitat and environment, Ireland has a major resource which is at risk of being destroyed.” Catherine’s contribution is available in the video here at this link.

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Climate Emergency to Action Plan

Posted on July 29, 2019 by Claudia Tormey

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As secretariat members of the Stop Climate Chaos coalition, we have been very active over the last number of months, campaigning for strong climate action and legislation. Here's a summary!

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While eagerly awaiting the Climate Action plan, we put together five tests or indicators of how serious the Government is taking climate action seriously, and effective the Plan will be in bringing down emissions pollution. The Government’s new Climate Action Plan was published in mid-June to much fanfare, and in July, we published our assessment of the Plan, in collaboration with the Environmental Pillar. A summary of our report is available here and the full report is available here.

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Join us for a Family Friendly Climate Fest & Outdoor Film Screening!

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Guest Blogger

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Stop Climate Chaos, of which Friends of the Earth is a member, will collaborate with Happenings to host 'Dinner with Darwin' on July 22nd! With yoga, delicious food, a Climate Fest, a speakers panel and a movie, there's something for everyone. 

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Winter Solstice Sunrise Sea Swim

Posted on November 29, 2019 by Claudia Tormey

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Don't you just love a challenge!

Join our next Sunrise Sea Swim on the Winter Solstice, connect with nature and our growing community.

This event is free, register at the link to connect with other sunrise sea swimmers!

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Just Transition

Posted on November 14, 2019 by Claudia Tormey

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In the last six months we have stepped up our collaboration with the trade union movement on the issue of Just Transition.

Just Transition is is the principle that there needs to be plan to support the workers and communities affected by the transition away from very polluting industry.

The most high profile example in Ireland is the peat-fired power stations in the midlands. We have campaigned against the peat stations since they were opened in 2005. For years we did so without any reference to what the process should look like for the workers who would lose their jobs. That was a mistake on our part.

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We have to fight every fight.

Posted on November 11, 2019 by Claudia Tormey

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The Climate Emergency exposes our politician’s true motivations. It’s easy for the Irish Government to say stoping climate change is a priority. But when actions have the opposite effect, those words are lies.
The Irish Government recently supported a proposal to build a Liquified Natural Gas import terminal in Shannon. It’s for fracked gas.

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Building Resilience, for Sustaining Action

Posted on November 10, 2019 by Claudia Tormey

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Watching and being a part of the rise in climate action across the world has been exciting and empowering to say the least. More and more people are joining the movement, and we need to ensure we're forming a strong community of activism that can last!

Burnout can happen to any of us, and it's something the Friends of the Earth team are acuetly aware of. Because we work so closely with activist groups (and many of us are in actists groups), in supporting skills and capacity building and helping amplify grassroots actions and campaigns, we feel it's important to not only promote community wellbeing within the movement but also provide opportunities for activists to gain skills in this area.

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