Time for Government to get real on retrofitting of public buildings

Labour finance and public expenditure spokesperson, Ged Nash has today (Wednesday, 16th November) sharply criticised the Government for tinkering around the edges of climate action and not getting real on the retrofitting of public buildings. Deputy Nash said: “The idea that the Government can roll out a plan to cut emissions by simply stripping away…

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Time for a sense of urgency in Ireland’s response to climate emergency

Commenting on the report of the Environmental Protection Agency that Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions rose by 4.7% last year, Labour Leader Ivana Bacik TD has called for more urgency in Ireland’s national response to the climate emergency. Deputy Bacik said: “The Environmental Protection Agency has today reported that Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions rose by almost…

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Maximum temperature limits needed in law for all workplaces

Labour Party Senator and spokesperson for Employment Affairs, Marie Sherlock. has today (Monday, 18th July) called for the immediate introduction of legally defined maximum temperature limits for outdoor and indoor work in Ireland as we face the likelihood of increased summer temperatures. Senator Sherlock said: “Temperatures hitting in excess of 30 degrees may feel like…

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Latest IPCC report reveals time is running out to meet Paris targets says Bacik

        Labour pledges support for real and immediate national effort Labour Party Leader, Ivana Bacik, has today (Monday, 4th April) said that the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on mitigation confirmed that time is running out to save the planet and that meeting Paris Agreement targets require a real and…

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Deputy Bacik calls for Focus on Climate in Transport Plan for Dublin

Deputy Ivana Bacik spoke today about her submission to the NTA on the Greater Dublin Area Transport Strategy 2022-2042. Deputy Bacik made the submission in her capacity as Labour TD for the Dublin Bay South Constituency and as Labour spokesperson on Climate, and said: “It is vital that all transport policy and strategy planning in…

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Carbon Labelling will create behavioural change

Speaking during the Labour Party PMB on a Carbon Labelling Bill, climate spokesperson Ivana Bacik TD said an understandable and accessible carbon footprint label on products can empower consumers by enabling informed choices while putting a firm end to greenwashing by big corporations. Deputy Bacik said: “Consumers are increasingly demanding information about products’ carbon impact….

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Labour launch carbon labelling bill – 11:45am at LH Plinth – Tuesday 16 November

Labour climate spokesperson Ivana Bacik and spokesperson on social protection, rural affairs, agriculture & the marine Seán Sherlock will launch Labour’s Carbon Labelling Bill tomorrow ahead of Labour’s PMB slot on Wednesday at 10am-12 noon. The National Standards Authority of Ireland (Carbon Footprint Labelling) Bill 2021 would provide the carbon footprint on every product to…

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