When It’s Personal

This is a personal post I’ve been reluctant to write yet I know it must be written. Last July the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment announced the members for the Advisory Group on the National Dialogue on Climate Action while presenting the National Mitigation Plan. The explanation of the climate dialogue was as … More When It’s Personal

Climate Ambassadors

Today I accompanied someone to the Climate Ambassador training in Galway which is being rolled out by An Taisce. At long long last some action on the Climate Dialogue 🙂 I didn’t know for certain that the ambassador programme was part of the climate dialogue until the launch of the National Adaptation Framework during the … More Climate Ambassadors

NPF Submission

Submission to National Planning Framework Ireland 2040 Our Plan . Chapter 1 – High Level Objectives . Incorporate the definition of sustainable development. The term is mentioned 20 times within the document without being defined. I propose including it with the list of 4 high level objectives. Perhaps include it as a quote, our intention … More NPF Submission

National Planning Framework Consultation

There is currently a consultation on what is effectively our national plan or future direction. It closes on November 10th so not much time left. For further information including where to send your submission follow this link. I’ve extracted the “objectives” listed within it and here’s a link to the draft document. 1. Ireland 2040 – … More National Planning Framework Consultation

Ireland as a Leader Tackling Climate Change – Citizens Assembly

The first meeting of the Citizens Assembly considering “How the State can make Ireland a leader in Tacking Climate Change” has finished. It was a very interesting couple of days with the citizens asking pretty logical, normal questions of the expert panels. It was also great to be able to watch it live streamed and … More Ireland as a Leader Tackling Climate Change – Citizens Assembly

Economic Strategic Policy Committee meeting 11th September 2017

The last thing I wanted this morning was to drive 50 minutes into Ennis to listen to more updates about what is being or has been done for the Clare economy by the local agencies. Yes it’s important to know the economic landscape of the county but as I looked around at my house, the … More Economic Strategic Policy Committee meeting 11th September 2017