Proposals for the Programme for Government

The continuing success of human society and social systems depends fundamentally on the preservation of the overall productivity, health and long term sustainability of the ecosystems and environmental services that underpin and supply many of the most basic components of human welfare such as healthy soils, clean water and clean air. These are the real […]

Briefing Paper 4 – Submission to the Taxation Commission

Download: Briefing Paper 4 1. Introduction The rapidly collapsing world economy and Ireland’s particular condition within it present profound and immediate challenges both to the Irish Government and the Irish people.  In addition, with our national focus on crisis management we are failing to engage with the near-to-medium term risks of an energy-induced systemic crisis […]

Briefing Paper 3 – Position on Infrastructure Investment

Position on Infrastructure Investment – Spending and investment priorities for the future Spending and investment capacity for the foreseeable future is going to be extremely limited with restriction on Government capital expenditure. There is particular need to ensure that future investment decisions in transport and energy are strategically considered and are based on principles of […]

Tackling the two crises facing government

Follow the link below to download “Tackling the two crises facing government – A Submission to the Irish Government From the Members of the Environmental Pillar 16th March 2009”. This submission addresses the world economy and Ireland’s particular condition within it and the risks associated with climate change. Tackling the two crises facing government