Non Consultation is Key

Congratulations yet again to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment on another failure to adequately include the public in our national climate plans. The department that has responsibility for the Aarhus convention as well as most consultations to do with climate change and the environment. You would think they would get it right! … More Non Consultation is Key

Change IS possible

During my first 2 pregnancies I had lots of seizures. I spent most of ’92 to ’94 on the couch for safety and a lot of time in the Coombe hospital often via ambulance. It was around this time I watched lots of television which enlightened me about the state of our planet. I became … More Change IS possible

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

Economic SPC Strategic Policy Committee Report November 13th 2017

Well this meeting got off to a great start with my having to challenge the minutes. Again! During the last meeting one councillor had suggested we have a say in generating our workplan for 2018 and asked that it be put on the agenda for this meeting. He was a little late and missed the … More Economic SPC Strategic Policy Committee Report November 13th 2017

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