National Climate Policy Review

The Government has released the promised review of National Climate Policy. On foot of the policy set out in the National Climate Change Strategy 2007-12, Ireland is on course to meet its binding commitment for the purposes of the Kyoto Protocol in the compliance period 2008-12. However, beyond 2012, Ireland has clear and challenging greenhouse … Read more

Towards a Global Green Economy – EC Presents Policy Orientations For Rio+20 Conference

The European Commission has adopted a Communication preparing the ground for the EU’s position at the Rio+20 UN Sustainable Development Conference, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012. The Communication outlines objectives and specific actions on the two inter-linked themes of the Conference- enabling the transition to a green economy in … Read more

Carbon Jobs Created as Global Exchange Networks into Ireland

New jobs and entire industry sectors are expected to blossom with Dublin-based Cosain launching Ireland’s first Carbon Trading Platform by linking with Carbon Trade Exchange, the world’s first online platform for businesses to trade carbon credits. “Irish business and the Irish people who offset their carbon costs and trade locally generated carbon credits, will help the economy … Read more

Ireland’s Environment Continues to be of High Quality

Despite the difficult economic circumstances during 2010 Ireland’s environment continues to be of high quality, according to the EPA’s End of Year Statement for 2010. ”The EPA has a clear focus on what it needs to achieve as the Agency charged with overseeing environmental protection in Ireland. Limiting and adapting to climate change and making … Read more

Green Economy – Green Works Announces 50 Free Courses

Green Works, the free education programme for jobseekers, has announced dates for more than 50 new courses taking place across Ireland in 2011. The courses, which focus on opportunities within the emergent green economy, will take place in the Green Works Hubs in Dublin, Cork, Sligo and Tipperary between January and June of this year. … Read more

Fully Integrated Approach Needed to Make Europe a Resource Efficient Green Economy

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released its fourth Environment State and Outlook report – SOER 2010 – a comprehensive assessment of how and why Europe’s environment is changing, and what we are doing about it. SOER 2010 concludes that a fully integrated approach to transforming Europe to a resource-efficient green economy can not only … Read more

Transition to a Green European Economy Offers Substantial Benefits

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has launched its fourth Environment State and Outlook report (SOER 2010). This report provides an overview of the state of Europe’s environment, how and why it is changing, and what we are doing about it. The Environmental Protection Agency provided Ireland’s input into the SOER 2010 analysis through the EPA’s … Read more

Environment Ireland Conference – 14th September, Croke Park Conference Centre

The sixth Environment Ireland Conference will take place on 14th September in the Croke Park Conference Centre. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘environment and the green economy’. Much has been made of realising the potential of the green economy. This conference will focus on key aspects of the green economy such as eco-efficiency … Read more

Environment Ireland Conference – Croke Park Conference Centre, 14 September 2010

The Environment Ireland 2010 conference will take place at the Croke Park Conference Centre on: Tuesday 14th September. Environment Ireland, now in its sixth year, is Ireland’s largest conference on environmental policy and management. The conference is organised in association with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government. … Read more

Launch of Low Carbon Entrepreneurs Website

Today, Friday 13th August, five members of the Challenge Europe Project (from Meath, Dublin, Belfast and the USA) will launch, a new website providing the information entrepreneurs need to start new businesses that take advantage of the emerging green economy. “This is an information portal that helps entrepreneurs explore the commercial possibilities of low … Read more