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Irish team comes second in EU award for projects to tackle urban air pollution

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All-of-Government climate plan ambitious but vague on net-zero 2050 target

June 17th, 2019 The Government has launched its ambitious cross-sector climate action plan today, yet, failed to fully commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050....

Workers and communities must be protected in ‘just transition’ to carbon-free future

May 31st, 2017 Policymakers have ignored the potential impact on jobs of moving toward a low-carbon economy, which could lead to a “chaotic” restructuring harming...

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