Press Release: Over 80 Irish civil society groups, including unions, farmers and business owners,...

A coalition of Irish farmers, environmentalists, trade unionists, global justice groups and small business organisations have called on MEPs to oppose the EU Canada...

Carbon markets at the end of 2016 – what can we expect in the...

As readers of my blog will be aware, I attended the UN Climate Summit (COP22) in Marrakech last November. Despite being something of a...

Questioning The Free Trade Mantra

In the matter of Free Trade, as with any ideology, there are none so zealous as the newly converted. Thus developed countries, who didn’t...

Water Commoning – Extending the public debate about water policy in Ireland

Following the 2014 shift in responsibility for public water and wastewater services from Local Authorities to Irish Water, the new national utility, and the...

The Climate Crisis and Economic Policy Choices

A major issue in climate economics is whether it is possible to halt the growth in carbon emissions and to achieve, instead, a rapid...

Press Release: Over 450 European and Canadian civil society groups urge legislators to reject...

PRESS RELEASE Over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The...

Press Release: Environmental groups concerned that EU Parliament will not be allowed to scrutinise...

PRESS RELEASE Today a resolution to seek an opinion from the European Court of Justice on the compatibility of CETA with EU Treaties was...

Press Release: Climate change IS the challenge of our generation but Budget 2017 falls...

Budget 2017 may have brought measures to move Ireland’s transport and energy sectors towards a low carbon future but action across all areas of...

Taxing environmentally damaging practices and giving the money back through investment should be a...

Environmental groups are calling on the government to tax environmentally damaging practices to change behaviour and raise government revenue. Three simple measures, a levy on...

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