Burnishing a national self-image, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar re-baptised the country as 'Global Ireland' in a speech last year. Politicians and media have commenced, with the publication of the latest climate bill on Wednesday, the next round in a hopelessly parochial debate about climate policy. If the country has a serious global perspective, climate policy needs to be about foreign policy, not just about what can be done here.
Profound challenges, daunting targets and a changed country at the end of it all – the unveiling of the Climate Action Bill came with the kind of proclamations that cry out for lightning flashes and a dramatic orchestral crescendo.
When Ravi Chopra saw the devastating deluge of water and debris crash downstream from a Himalayan glacier on Sunday, his first thought was that this was exactly the scenario that his team had warned the Indian government of in 2014.
The European Parliament yesterday called for the EU to introduce binding targets to use recycled content in products and consume fewer raw materials, to curb the pile-up of plastic pollution and stop reusable materials being wasted.
Renewable energy firm Amarenco expects to complete construction of eight solar farms in Ireland by the end of the summer as it gears up for the Government’s next renewable energy support scheme (RESS) auction, according to co-founder and chief executive John Mullins.
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