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NEW STUDY FINDS NATURE IS VITAL TO BEATING CLIMATE CHANGE

Washington DC, USA and London, UK, 16 October 2017 – Better stewardship of the land could have a bigger role in fighting climate change than previously thought, according to the most comprehensive assessment to date of how greenhouse gas emissions

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Minister Launches €6.7 million Climate Change Research Initiative Led by University College Dublin

Seán Kyne TD, Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, today officially launched the 5-year Acclimatize project (www.acclimatize.eu/), a new €6.7 million climate change research initiative, with Professor Andrew J. Deeks, President, University College Dublin (UCD).

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Budget 2018 – Modest progress but lacking strategy and ambition

Social Justice Ireland publishes Budget 2018 Analysis and Response Budget 2018 sees modest improvements for some but fails to get to grips with the scale of the crises needing to be addressed. Many Irish people today are facing grave and

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Budget completely fails to deliver Taosieach’s “new ambition on climate change”

If policy reviews and consultations reduced emissions Ireland would be a world leader in climate action Friends of the Earth has described the Budget as a “complete failure” on climate change. Commenting, Oisin Coghlan, Friends of the Earth Director, said

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STAYING THE COURSE: COCA-COLA HBC IS GLOBAL BEVERAGE INDUSTRY LEADER IN THE DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDICES (DJSI) FOR A FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

In 2016 the local business achieved: ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL 16M MJ SAVED IN ENERGY 26.7MILLION LITRES OF WATER SAVED 183 VEHICLES REPLACED WITH ENERGY EFFICIENT MODELS 27th September 2017 – Coca-Cola HBC, a leading bottler of The Coca-Cola Company,

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Funding available for students of Agriculture, Food, Forestry or Environment to study or research in the USA!

Funding available for students of Agriculture, Food, Forestry or Environment to study or research in the USA! “The rewards of this grant are truly remarkable” – Fulbright-Teagasc Awardee Jaswinder Kaur Thursday 14th September 2017: The 2018-19 Fulbright-Teagasc Student Award application

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MINISTER NAUGHTEN VISITS LIR NATIONAL OCEAN TEST FACILITY IN CORK

Ireland’s Ocean Testing Infrastructure reviewed by Climate Action Minister Lir National Ocean Test facility is key to the development of Ireland’s offshore renewable energy industry.  Incorporated in the MaREI Centre and located in the €20.5m purpose-built Beaufort Building, Lir provides

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Energy in Agriculture Event Launched

The ‘Energy in Agriculture 2017’ event, which will take place on Tuesday, 22 August at Gurteen College, Co. Tipperary, was launched today by Denis Naughten TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment. ‘Energy in Agriculture 2017’ is being organised

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Planning permission granted for Offaly solar farm

Offaly County Council just last week granted planning permission for a solar farm near Tullamore. Elgin Energy got the go-ahead – with 13 conditions attached – for the 8.4MVA (mega volt-amperes) project proposed for a single site, comprised of just

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Bioenergy Future Ireland 2018 Launched

The IrBEA National Bioenergy Conference is an event driven by the need for sustainability, growth and development within the Irish Bioenergy industry. This sector of the Irish Green Bioeconomy merits a symposium which recognises leadership and operational excellence in Irish

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