Every year the United Nations Environment Programme publishes an “emissions gap” report, which analyses the gap between how much countries are planning to cut emissions and what is required to keep global heating to 1.5C, the goal of the Paris Agreement.
Why is everyone talking about 7% and what does it mean?
Friends of the Earth and Stop Climate Chaos Policy Advisor, Sadhbh O'Neill, will be joined by climate scientist Professor John Sweeney at 5pm tomorrow to help us break down what's going on with Government negotiations and climate action demands.
Friends of the Earth will be looking for answers on three overarching questions about the parties' approach to climate change:
1. Do the parties "Unite Behind the Science", and commit to 8% a-year emissions reductions? 2. Will the economic recovery plans reduce emissions or return to business, and pollution, as usual? 3. Is there a new commitment to social dialogue to ensure climate policy has public support?
1. Do the parties "Unite Behind the Science", and commit to 8% a-year emissions reductions?
Campaigners call on parties to confront the climate emergency with the same determination as Covid-19
Efforts to reboot the economy must be consistent with, not contradict, Ireland’s climate obligations
The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition , has today (Thursday 9th April) formally written to party leaders emphasizing three key principles which the Coalition believes should underpin the policy framework document currently being finalised by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, and the Programme for Government that follows. The campaign group called on the next Government to:
Fianna Fail and Fine Gael are close to finalizing a joint policy framework as the basis to go into Government together. In the coming days they plan to invite the smaller parties to talk about joining them.
FF and FG are the only parties whose leaders did not sign the One Future pledge for Faster and Fairer Climate Action. The only want to cut emissions by 2% a year when the science says it needs to be at least 8%. We need to bend the emissions curve rapidly, they are content to just nudge it.
Leaked assessment from Attorney General’s office regarding lack of energy security is misleading and inaccurate, say Stop Climate Chaos
Ireland’s largest climate coalition, Stop Climate Chaos, has today refuted the claim by the Attorney General’s office, reported in last Sunday’s Sunday Times that Ireland’s energy security is at risk unless we invest in more gas infrastructure. According to the Sunday Times article, the undated analysis by the AG stated that the Irish state could incur fines if we are found not to comply with European standards for energy security.