Month: September 2020
Forestry Bill fails to solve the sector's problems
IMMEDIATE RELEASE The current Forestry Bill set to go before the Dáil today fails to solve the multi-faceted problems the sector faces, Ireland’s largest coalition of environmental groups has warned. The Environmental Pillar has stressed that the Bill is being rushed through and will limit the public’s capacity to appeal forestry decisions. It proposes permanent […]Read more »
Biodiversity, climate and just recovery must be prioritised in 2021 budget
IMMEDIATE RELEASE The State must prioritise the biodiversity and climate crises in its 2021 budget and ensure that all measures taken to address them are done through the lens of a Just and Ecological Recovery. Last year the Dáil declared a biodiversity and climate emergency because of the very poor status of much of Ireland’s […]Read more »
Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy an "important first step"
IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ireland’s leading environmental coalition welcomed the publication of the Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy today and has called it an “important first step” in ensuring cross-sector waste reduction. The Environmental Pillar is pleased to see key commitments that we have advocated for in relation to waste management, including the reduction of […]Read more »