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The overall quality of Ireland’s environment is not what it should be, and the outlook is not optimistic unless we accelerate action - Nov 24 2020, 11:55 PM
Ireland’s Environment: An Integrated Assessment 2020 reveals that enduring and systemic challenges are putting pressure on the environment and remain to be solved. These cut across different environmental topics such as climate, air, soil, water, biodiversity and waste, and across organisations and sectors, business and all levels of society.

Greenhouse gas emissions decrease as coal and peat in electricity is phased out - Nov 19 2020, 11:55 PM
The EPA, as the competent authority for reporting Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions, has today published its provisional greenhouse gas emissions for Ireland for 2019.

Food Waste is robbing you blind: freeze your food before its use-by date to save money and reduce global greenhouse emissions - Nov 17 2020, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new campaign to encourage people to take a simple action to reduce food waste, by freezing surplus food before its use-by date.

‘Uncertainty and delays in delivering critical wastewater infrastructure is undermining confidence and prolonging risks to public’ – EPA - Nov 12 2020, 12:01 AM
The EPA report on Urban Waste Water Treatment in 2019, released today, highlights that delays in upgrading treatment systems around the country are prolonging risks to the environment and public health.

Covid-19 and Global Carbon Emissions: A glimpse of the challenge of reaching the Paris climate commitments - Nov 10 2020, 9:55 AM
Dr Josep (Pep) Canadell, the Chief Research Scientist in CSIRO Climate Science Centre and the Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project, will present the next EPA Climate Change Lecture, as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action.