Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, and Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, joined Celene Craig CEO of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland at their HQ to announce new funding for TV and radio projects which support live music, the Irish language broadcasting and, you won’t believe it, climate change awareness.
Protestors, including Ivana Bacik, newly elected leader of the Labour Party, gather outside Government Buildings for the 2022 Global Climate Strike.
I’m a lifelong Labour voter. Last night, I listened to the Ivana Bacik Drivetime interview with Sarah McInerney. If politicians can’t cost their plans, it might be a good idea not to vote for posters. Now, more than ever, we need substance, not style. pic.twitter.com/M0yCYffqv9
— Dept. Environment, Climate and Communications (@Dept_ECC) March 22, 2022
Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.
Opening the first National Climate Stakeholder Forum, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, and Transport, Eamon Ryan, said:
“This National Forum is all about coming together, listening to different viewpoints and then working collectively to identify what we can do, and where challenges might exist, to deliver on our climate action ambitions. I am delighted to see representatives here from industry, civil society, trade unions, state bodies and agencies, and policy makers, as well as representatives from the National Youth Assembly on Climate.
“I look forward to hearing what will undoubtedly be lively discussions and, most importantly, listening to the innovative suggestions that are put forward to overcome any challenges that exist. This type of national dialogue is vital to ensuring that we are delivering on our transition to a lower-carbon future in a way that is inclusive, fair and effective.”
Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications and Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan (top) and Taoiseach Micheál Martin (above) arrive for a cabinet meeting to sign off on the Government Climate Action plan which will…
…aim to have almost one million electric vehicles in operation in Ireland by 2030.
The plan going to Cabinet this morning seeks to chart a course for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 51% by the end of the decade.
It will identify the public service as a driver of change and all new vehicles purchased by the State from the end of next year will have to be electric where possible.
It also envisages that there will be half a million more daily journeys completed by either walking, cycling or on public transport by 2030.
The Antarctic has experienced the coldest winter on record since records began in 1947. With both poles covered by ice all year round, the world is in an ice age, which has lasted 2.6 million years.
South Pole froze over in coldest winter on record https://t.co/7vwXCZgVL5
Greta Thunberg and fellow youth campaigners struck a sceptical tone for this week’s climate talks in Italy, saying much has been promised but little done to tackle global warming in almost three decades since the landmark Earth Summit.