EU Governance on Energy & Climate Action
Adaptation information published on Climate-ADAPT
Environment and Planning Legislation
New Level 7 Certificate developed by IT Carlow in collaboration with LASNTG
COP26 - UN Climate Change Conference
Glasgow: 31 October - 12 November
Linte na Farraige
CARO worked on behalf of FCC and other councils to submit a successful application to the Creative Ireland Fund.
Dublin Climate Action Week
The four Dublin local authorities in conjunction with Codema and CARO organised ‘Dublin Climate Action Week’ in September 2021.
All the local authority adaptation strategies identified the need to gather and organise data on the impacts of climate change locally.
Risk Management and Adaptation
Effective planning for adaptation to climate change must be underpinned by an understanding and assessment of the risks posed by ongoing and projected climate change.
Climate Action Fund
Call for EU LIFE Programme 2021 Co-financing Grant Scheme
EU Methane Strategy
European Commission propose binding measures and targets to reduce methane emissions by 2030
Green Public Procurement
EPA publish guidance and accompanying criteria for the public sector
NFGWS Rural Water Webinar
New Framework for Climate Action on Group Water Schemes
E-Scooter Safety Concerns On Public Roads
Currently illegal to use a privately owned e-scooter on public roads
Climate Action - What is means for Local Government
Local Authority Times - Summer 2021
EPA Fast-track to Policy Funding Scheme
Two calls for research proposals are now open. Closing on 6th September 2021 at 17:00 GMT.
Climate Change and Coastal Heritage Exhibition
Exhibition launched at Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown LexIcon Library
The Bank of Ireland launches Woodland Nature Credits
New scheme for companies to plant forests and offset carbon
Electrification of Fleet and EV Charging
New Guidance Document from CCMA Working Group
New Regulations to give effect to EU's Clean Vehicle Directive
Phase out of fossil fuel vehicles in public fleets.
EPA Research Report 386: The Status of Ireland’s Climate, 2020
Ireland’s climate is warmer and wetter in recent decades than previously observed.
Comprehensive Assessment of the Potential for Efficient Heating and Cooling in Ireland
Report to European Commission
IPCC Working Group 1 Report - “Code red for humanity”
IPCC deliver their starkest warning yet
Schools Energy Retrofit Pathfinder Programme
2020 Progress Update
EU (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations 2021
New regulations for the installation of EV charging Infrastructure
€2m Creative Climate Action Fund
14 Projects announced by Minister Cather Martin & Eamon Ryan
Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021
Ireland’s ambitious Climate Act signed into law
New SEAI scheme to support SMEs
SMEs can avail of a €2,000 voucher to cover energy audit
The 2021 LIFE Calls have been launched
The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action.
Improving Energy Efficiency of Traditional Buildings
Consultation open on new draft guidance
Fingal Cultural Heritage & Climate Change Risk Assessment
Fingal Co. Co. launch study on vulnerability of heritage assets to climate hazards.
Update on Local Authority Climate Action KPIs
CCMA publish Literature Review to inform KPI development
North-South MoU on Climate Action and Cultural Heritage
Resilience of cultural heritage assets needs to be increased
New Website to search all local government jobs
Search for all recruitment opportunities in one place
Local Authorities to bridge finance Energy Master Plans
New partnership with SEAI to support SECs
Portlaoise Decarbonisation Zone
Update on National Demonstration Project for Decarbonisation Zones.
Climate Adaptation of Regional & Local Roads
New guidance documents to address the impacts of climate change on regional and local roads
Sand Dunes: 'They Protect Us, Let's Protect Them'
CARO launch awareness campaign to coincide with World Sand Dune Day
Tallaght District Heating Scheme
Ireland’s first large scale district heating project commences.
EPA National GHG Emission Projections
Publication of EPA's Greenhouse Gas emissions projections for the period 2020-2040
Farm Zero C Project
Project to make 5,000 dairy farms climate neutral awarded €2 million
An Fóram Uisce
The Water Forum’s proposed Framework for Integrated Land and Landscape Management (FILLM)
Community Monuments Fund Grants
Minister Noonan announces 2021 Community Monuments Fund grants of over €4 million
The four Dublin local authorities jointly launch Dublin’s first Climate Action Week
Taking place from 13th to 19th September 2021.
Workshop Report on Biodiversity & Climate Change
Launch of IPBES-IPCC Co-Sponsored Workshop Report on Biodiversity & Climate Change
Funding for Youth Climate Justice Projects
Minister Roderic O’Gorman awards funding to 14 projects
Funding to improve climate resilience of roads
€17.3m climate adaptation investment programme
SEAI's Schools Programmes
Latest updates from SEAI's Schools programme
Climate Enterprise Action Fund
Webinars on the benefits of sustainability to business and Enterprise Ireland green supports
Launch of Bog Restoration Project
Collaboration between NPWS & Intel to restore 60 hectares of blanket bog
Macra Backs Rural Ireland
Macra na Feirme launches Rural Transport Policy
EPA Research Call
2021 EPA Research Call now open with €10.5 million available for new research projects
Cities on Route to 2030
CDP report looking at what cities must do to build a 1.5°C aligned and resilient future
Offshore Electricity Transmission System
Government publishes framework for Ireland’s Offshore Electricity Transmission System to facilitate huge growth in renewable energy
SEAI Gap-to-Target Model
Release of the latest version of the Gap to Target Spreadsheet Tool
Kilkenny County Council
Reduction in mowing to support pollinators
Deliberative Futures Toolkit
Imagining2050 has launched a new Toolkit promoting Deliberative Dialogue with Local Communities
Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Fund
Minister Ryan announces opening of new €15 million ‘Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Fund’
National Peatlands Strategy
Launch of a public consultation on the mid-term review of the National Peatlands Strategy
WIRE App noted in OPS2020 Report
OPS2020 Final Progress Report includes a Case Study of the CARO WIRE App.
€10m Climate Enterprise Action Fund Announced
The Climate Enterprise Action Fund will help companies reduce emissions and embed sustainability in how they work.
Delivering Effective Climate Action 2030
Local authorities launch their strategy to lead on climate Action - Delivering Effective Climate Action 2030
Five Cities Demand Management Study
Publication of Five Cities Demand Management Study Phase 1 Report and Toolkits
Urban Planning and Nature Based Surface Water Management
Local Authority Times - Spring 2021
Changes to Electric Vehicle Grant Scheme
Electric Vehicle Grant Scheme to prioritise fully electric cars as part of drive to halve country’s carbon emissions by 2030.
Creative Climate Action Fund
New €2 million fund for creative & cultural projects to engage the public around climate action.
DPS for Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Works
Dynamic Purchasing System for Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Woks
Zero by 50
Report by Wind Energy Ireland details how Ireland can reach net zero emissions by 2050, with the potential to create 50,000 jobs in local economies
Alternatives to Chemical Herbicides Initiative
Research project to develop an environmentally sustainable weed control programme that also promotes biodiversity.
Climate Action Training for Local Authorities
The Local Authority Climate Action Training Programme has been developed in response to Action 150 of the Climate Action Plan 2019.
Consultation on Community Benefit Fund
Public Consultation on Good Practice Principles for Community Benefit Funds under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme
€70m to Rural Councils for Active Cycling and Walking Infrastructure
New Rural Active Travel Investment Programme Distributes over €70 Million in year one of a five-year plan.
European City Facility - Second Call for Applications
The Second Call for applications to the EUCF initiative is open from 29th March 2021 to 31st May 2021.
Nature Based Solutions Webinars
The CARO hosted a series of webinars exploring the roll of NbS for Coastal Community groups involved in climate action.
All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2021-2025
Five-year roadmap that aims to help bees, other pollinating insects and our wider biodiversity.
Call for Expert Evidence – Climate Action Plan 2021
A public consultation is being launched today to seek opinions in the preparation of the 2021 Climate Action Plan.
Public Consultation – Climate Action Plan 2021
Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021
The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021 has been approved.
Walking and Cycling Infrastructure for Schools
Ministers announce new initiative to support walking and cycling infrastructure for schools
Funding Opportunity - Environment Fund 2021 - Circular Economy
Applications invited for funding to support projects that combat excess consumption and reduce waste in communities.
New HDV Grant Scheme
Minister announces HDV Grant Scheme to encourage companies towards zero or lower carbon emission vans, trucks and buses
New EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change
European Commission adopted its new EU Strategy on Adaptation to climate change on 24th February 2021
€45m investment for Social Housing Retrofit Programme
€45m investment in Local Authority Homes announced under a Retrofitting Programme for Social Housing
€23m for adaptation and resilience works for local and regional roads
Government announce €23 million funding for climate change adaptation and resilience works for local and regional roads for 2021
National Biodiversity Action Plan Audit 2021
The National Biodiversity Forum audit of the Interim Review of Ireland's National Biodiversity Action Plan.
Local Authority Decarbonisation Zones
Each Local Authority to identify a decarbonization zone by 30th April 2021
Expansion of the Electric SPSV (eSPSV) Scheme
€15m scrappage scheme now available to taxi drivers who go electric
New Appointments to Climate Change Advisory Council
Marie Donnelly appointed as Chair of Climate Change Advisory Council
248 New Active Travel Resources
Ministers to fund up to 248 new jobs in local authorities to expand walking and cycling facilities.
Support for Businesses through EXEED Scheme
Government funding of €14 million available for businesses under SEAI EXEED Scheme
Impact of COVID-19 restrictions on 2020 GHG
Short term emissions reductions due to the Covid 19 pandemic
EU on Track to Meet GHG Emissions
The EU on track to its 2020 emission target, but national situations differ
New Scheme to Sell Excess Energy Back to Grid
New scheme to allow citizens, farmers, business owners and community organisations to sell electricity into the grid.
2020 Ties with 2016 for Warmest Year on Record
In 2020, temperatures globally were an average of 1.25 degrees higher than in pre-industrial times
GHG Emissions and Managed Wetlands
Ireland will now report GHG emissions and removals from managed wetlands as part of progress towards EU GHG targets
A Year of Extremes, from Wettest February to Driest Spring
‘2020 is on course to be the 10th consecutive year of above-normal temperatures'
CARO WIRE App
The CARO Wire App wins Innovation Award in Chambers Ireland Local Government Awards 2020
Engineers Ireland Conference
President says we can't 'continue with the mere placing of a green lens on economic policies' to save the planet
Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020
Government publishes draft of new climate law which commits Ireland to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050