The Green Party this week launched its campaign for a referendum on the public ownership of water. We’re calling on the Government to advance the legislation for a referendum on public ownership of water as a priority, and to ensure that it is included with the Bills already scheduled to be passed in order to hold other referenda in 2015.
Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70% by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will also put pressure on agriculture. Feeding the world without damaging the environment is the focus of World Food Day 2014 – and the goal of several EU-funded research projects. Read article
Adapting to climate change has reached the political agenda in most European countries, according to the most comprehensive analysis of adaptation in Europe published to date. Extreme weather events and EU policies were the most common reasons for beginning to address adaptation. Read article
The Environmental Protection Agency has warned that Ireland is failing to achieve its obligation to become a low carbon economy. Read more
Grace O’Sullivan on European trail as sister Lola aims to retain FG seat on Waterford council. Former Greenpeace activist turned would-be politician Grace O’Sullivan has admitted she was reluctant to join the electoral fray when asked to run for the Green Party but now believes she has a realistic chance of entering the European Parliament following this month’s elections. Read article
The Environmental Pillar expressed its dismay today at the European Commission’s disarray over climate policy. Read Press Release
Growing concerns over radiation risks as report finds widespread environmental damage on an unimaginable scale in the US. Read article.
Don’t let it happen here!!!
Young Friends of the Earth will be holding a weekend gathering in the eco-village in Cloughjordan Co. Tipperary from Friday 6th September to Sunday 8th. The main theme will be the future of food and farming. Speakers include Emanuela Ruuso and Fergal Anderson, who farm sustainably in Galway and Michael O’Brien who works on food policy issues with Trócaire. There will also be a workshops on climate justice and student organizing. And plenty time to hang out and enjoy Cloughjordan. If you’re under 30 and interested in finding out more about or going to the weekend email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article in the Limerick Leader
Friday, April 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM – Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 9:00 PM; Salthill, Galway. Full details