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Climate Action- The Race to Move from Targets to Actions Starts Now

Implications for Logistics and Commuting In a massive step towards positive climate action in Ireland, President Higgins has signed the climate action Bill into Law. The process for setting sectoral targets starts now. The magnitude of the cuts required are absolutely huge, and as the recent succession of wildfires, heatwaves, and catastrophic flooding has shown …

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Conclusions from the Dublin Climate Dialogues

The Dublin Climate Dialogues took place last month (May) and brought together an impressive array of speakers including, John Kerry (U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate) Damilola Ogunbiyi, (Special Rep of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy) Mary Robinson, (former President of Ireland and Adjunct Professor for Climate Justice in TCD) Dr Fatih Birol (Director, …

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The Road to Net Zero

SMEs need to realise that business as usual is obsolete Ireland has agreed to a massive, transformative step change to reduce emissions to tackle climate change. We have done this globally through the Paris Climate Accord, regionally through the European Union and are putting binding targets in place nationally through the Climate Action Bill and …

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Environmental Prosecutions: If you think compliance is expensive wait till you see the costs of non-compliance!

Environmental Prosecutions: If you think compliance is expensive wait till you see the costs of non-compliance!   Managing Environmental Risk At Antaris, we recommend having an Environmental Management System as the key framework to manage risk. Environmental legislation is a far reaching and widespread unruly monster. It can be difficult to keep abreast of all the …

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Biodiversity – Natures unprecedented and dangerous decline

Biodiversity – Natures unprecedented and dangerous decline – a risk that should be managed Did you know that biodiversity is in bad shape both globally and here in Ireland? Did you know it’s a risk for your business and that those interested in prudent planning and sustainability need to get a handle on both how …

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Building Back Better – Re-Thinking Transport in a COVID-19 World

You may have seen this meme. It certainly made me pause and think. If we are reorganising our business, can we prepare for multiple threats at once? The lockdown caused by COVID-19 has massively reduced the number of vehicles on the roads and the consequent noise, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The benefits can …

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