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Friends of the Earth campaigns  for Ireland do its fair share to contain climate breakdown.
We are the secretariat of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition and co-convene the One Future Campaign.


 

TD Lobby for Faster and Fairer Climate Action

Issued in the blog on November 24, 2020 at 18:06:00.

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Join Ireland’s biggest online TD Lobby for Faster and Fairer Climate Action!

Talking to your TDs is a powerful way to act on the climate crisis and right now there is so much to talk about.

If 1000+ people across Ireland meet their TDs online it will have a serious effect on how our government acts on climate.

So, are you up for it?

You'll be supported by Stop Climate Chaos and people in your local area.

You don't need to be an expert, you just need to turn up!

How does it work?

1. Sign up here  and receive a zoom link to join the lobby on the 7th December. 

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Climate Bill’s ambition must be increased and loopholes closed

Issued in news on November 16, 2020 at 18:06:00.

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On the eve of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action's first meeting to discuss their recommendations to Minister Eamon Ryan on Climate Bill, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition publish key demands informed by new expert testimony.

 

The Stop Climate Chaos coalition of over 40 civil society organisations today published its recommendations for amendments to the draft Climate Action Bill [1,2]. The Coalition's recommendations have been informed by the testimony of over a dozen expert witnesses, who came before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action (JOCCA) in recent weeks.

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Little Island Books and Friends of the Earth join forces to crowdfund for an eco-friendly climate book for teens

Issued in news on November 09, 2020 at 11:52:00.

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Press release

Issued by Friends of the Earth and Little Island Books

Embargoed until 00.01am, Monday 9th November 2020

 

 

 

Little Island Books and Friends of the Earth join forces to crowdfund for an eco-friendly climate book for teens


The book by bestselling Irish author Oisín McGann combines climate science with an empowering & positive message for young readers.

 

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Climate justice webinar: watch it back + some more opportunities for learning and action

Issued in the blog on October 30, 2020 at 15:49:00.

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On Wednesday 28th October, we hosted a webinar to explore the concept of climate justice. Climate justice is a term that has been bandied around a lot lately - but we wanted to dig into what it really means. We’ve recorded the webinar so you can watch it back at your leisure. It’s just over an hour in length and comes highly recommended as we had some excellent speakers and panellists from the world of climate justice, who joined us to talk about their work and activism.

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Explore our Climate Justice Read and Watch List

Issued in the blog on October 23, 2020 at 17:00:00.

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Ahead of our webinar on Climate Justice next Wednesday, 28th October (which you can register for here) we’ve compiled a read and watch list on climate justice that we’d love you to explore! So as the days draw shorter, why not curl up with a hot drink and pick something to read or watch from this list - it's got a bunch of articles, videos and even a documentary film on the subject of climate justice. A few weeks after Wednesday's webinar, we'll organise a more in-depth workshop to explore the ideas that unpin climate justice in more detail. Exploring our read and watch list would be good preparation for that event too.

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Close the loopholes in the Climate Bill

Issued in the blog on October 23, 2020 at 16:14:00.

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It’s hard to believe but Ireland could have a strong climate law before the year is out.

For the first time ever - and after years of campaigning - this is actually a distinct possibility. But - and this is what fills me with dread - there’s also a chance that this climate law could end up unfit for purpose.

Friends of the Earth, working with our partners in the Stop Climate Chaos coalition, have identified some very concerning loopholes in the climate law’s draft text. Loopholes that could undermine the law’s ability to drive emission reductions.

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Catch up on Climate Action - October 2020

Issued in the blog on October 19, 2020 at 11:14:00.

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On October 13th 2005 we launched our very first e-action to get all 166 TDs in the Dáil to sign a Climate Pledge promising that Ireland would do its fair share to tackle global climate change. And last week marked our 15 year anniversary! This e-action enabled the public to email their local TDs urging them to sign the pledge for the very first time.

Now fast-forward 15 years to today and our team is working away to ensure the Government pass a strong Climate Law. And emailing TDs and taking e-actions has become the bread and butter of our campaigns!

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Climate Justice: A discussion

Issued in the blog on October 16, 2020 at 12:48:00.

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Climate justice is a term that has been bandied around a lot lately. But do we really understand what it means? And when we use the term, are we really upholding the principles of climate justice? Despite its recent popularity, climate justice is not a new term. The ideas that underpin climate justice in its original sense have been developed over decades by social movements such as environmental justice, trade justice and peasant movements. Key climate justice concepts such as ”climate debt” and “equity” have been developed and refined, largely by movements in the Global South - often with pushback from the Global North. With that in mind we’re hosting a webinar at 6pm on 28th October to examine the meaning of climate justice. You can join us by registering for the webinar here

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Climate Bill is starting gun for the race of a lifetime to eliminate pollution

Issued in news on October 07, 2020 at 19:01:00.

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Stop Climate Chaos responds to the publication of the Climate Bill

New Bill substantially improves 2015 law but substantial weaknesses remain that must be fixed by TDs and senators

The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition has welcomed the publication of the new Climate Bill, describing it as “a significant milestone” on the path to faster and fairer climate action. 

The campaign group, which includes environmental, overseas aid, youth and faith groups, has been calling for a strong climate law since 2007, and coordinated the campaign that led to the passing of the 2015 Climate Action Act.

Oisín Coghlan, Coordinator of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition said:

"This Climate Bill substantially improves the 2015 law but substantial weaknesses remain that must be fixed by TDs and Senators."

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On the eve of the Climate Bill’s publication, Stop Climate Chaos sets five tests for the Bill and outlines essential next steps.

Issued in news on October 05, 2020 at 17:30:00.

What to look for in climate bill

The new Climate Bill is due to be published tomorrow, day 101 of the new government.

Today, 5th October, is Day 100 of the new Government. The Programme for Government committed to publishing a Climate Action Bill in the first 100 days of the new administration. Comments from the Taoiseach on 23rd September, and from the Minister for Climate Action over the weekend, indicate that the Bill is due to be published tomorrow, Tuesday, on Day 101 of the new administration. In advance of the publication of the Bill, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, which has been campaigning for a strong climate law since 2007, has laid out 5 questions we will use to assess the Bill and 5 steps the Government needs to take in the next year. Once the Bill is published, we will assess how well it addresses our 5 benchmark questions.

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