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29 May 2017
Milestone in Irish climate research: Met Éireann researchers to launch new high resolution study of Ireland’s recent climate
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29 May 2017
Minister launches public consultation process on the development of a new Greenways Strategy
Minister launches public consultation process on the development of a new Greenways Strategy and announces funding for greenway projects in three counties  »

29 May 2017
Doyle Announces Commencement of Forestry Act, 2014
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29 May 2017
Galway Wind Park named Green Project of the Year at Irish Construction Industry Awards 2017
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29 May 2017
New compliance scheme for End of Life Vehicles (ELVES) launched by minister will drive reuse and recycling
The ELV Regulations oblige owners of vehicles that are no longer roadworthy, such as passenger cars and small vans, to use a permitted scrapyard and have their vehicle recycled.  »

26 May 2017
SEAI begins journey ‘Towards Zero’ for energy efficiency in homes
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is set to begin a programme ‘Towards Zero’ to address this, aiming to significantly improve the energy performance of existing homes. On 21 June, the inaugural National Deep Retrofit Conference will mark the start of this journey at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Delegates will explore the challenges and opportunities, and share experiences of deep retrofitting of homes  »

25 May 2017
Irish led international team complete climate survey of the Atlantic
A team of scientists from six countries studying the impact of climate change on the ocean has completed 'health check' of Atlantic Ocean aboard Ireland's national research vessel, the RV Celtic Explorer.  »

25 May 2017
More European sites meet excellent bathing water quality standards than ever before
More than 85 percent of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent ‘excellent’ quality standards — meaning they were mostly free from pollutants harmful to human health and the environment, according to the annual bathing water quality report published  »

25 May 2017
Innovation Arena Awards 2017 Launch
Prize fund equating to over €80,000 in supports for innovative agri companies  »

25 May 2017
Commission launches financial incentive for green cities
Launch of financial incentive and call for applications for the 2020 European Green Capital and 2019 European Green Leaf Awards  »

25 May 2017
GPP News Alert May 2017
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22 May 2017
EU waste rules now cover anything with a plug or battery. Here’s what companies need to know
Businesses are now required to accept extended producer responsibility up to and beyond the lifespan of a product, a requirement which has become applicable to an ever-growing number of Irish and EU businesses over the last two decades.  »

22 May 2017
Galway Wind Park named Green Project of the Year at Irish Construction Industry Awards 2017
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22 May 2017
New EPA Guides on Reuse and Waste Resource Exchange
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22 May 2017
Recycle IT – 19 Office Waste Reduction Tips
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19 May 2017
Public consultation on EU-wide ban of Lead compounds as PVC stabilisers
ECHA has opened a public consultation welcoming your comments by 1st June 2017.  »

19 May 2017
HSA launch CLP Gallery
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19 May 2017
New water filtration process uses 1,000 times less energy
A new process for water filtration using carbon dioxide consumes one thousand times less energy than conventional methods, scientific research published this week has shown. The research was led by University of Limerick’s Dr Orest Shardt together with Dr Sangwoo Shin (now at University of Hawaii, Manoa), while they were post doctoral researchers at Princeton University last year.  »

18 May 2017
How "green" is green?
Consumers increasingly want products and services with a low environmental footprint and companies want to showcase their green credentials. But how do we know if one product or service is greener than another – and what does this have to do with REACH?  »

18 May 2017
Labels – make sure you’re legal after 1 June 2017
The two-year transition period to comply with the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) is about to end. This means that all chemical products on the market need to be labelled with the new red and white diamond-shaped pictograms by 1 June 2017.  »

18 May 2017
EPA report, Bathing Water Quality in Ireland – A Report for the Year 2016,
Three quarters of Ireland's bathing waters are "Excellent" quality for third year in a row; six beaches fail to make the grade  »

17 May 2017
Minister Denis Naughten announces increased funding for local environmental projects
This fund, which has operated since 1997, supports local environmental initiatives by communities, individuals and not-for-profit groups.  »

17 May 2017
What is good ecological status and why does it matter?
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17 May 2017
Minister Launches Initiative at NUI Galway to Support Irish Timber Industry
Led by NUI Galway, the ‘Wood Properties for Ireland’ or ‘WoodProps’ programme, will characterise the strength and properties of Irish timber for European regulatory authorities, expanding its potential market value.  »

17 May 2017
GMIT-RPS BIM collaboration wins ‘Excellence in Education & Training’ Award
2017 Irish Construction Industry Awards recognises GMIT-RPS's innovative outreach approach  »

17 May 2017
First international standard provides guidance on sustainable procurement
BS ISO 20400 is the first truly global standard that can be used by multinational businesses, public bodies, and anyone who needs to deliver sustainable outcomes through their supply chains by integrating sustainability into their procurement process.  »

16 May 2017
Dawn Meats Carroll’s Cross, EirGrid and RTÉ awarded BITCI’s Business Working Responsibly Mark
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16 May 2017
Food waste: the problem in the EU in numbers [infographic]
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16 May 2017
LCI Members discuss the Growth of Lean Construction in Ireland
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16 May 2017
Opportunity to Create All Island Collaborations.
Organised by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) in collaboration with Invest Northern Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Institute of Technology Tralee and UCC, this 1 ½ day summit will provide an opportunity to access market leaders, state-of-the-art food innovation expertise, and B2B meeting sessions designed to sow the seeds for all island collaborations across the food sector.  »

16 May 2017
Helping You Prepare for nZEB
The nearly Zero Energy Building standard, or nZEB for short, will be mandatory in Ireland from the end of 2018 for public-owned non-domestic and 2020 for private buildings. nZEBRA is a specialist education and consulting firm established to help the Irish construction sector prepare for this next phase in sustainable construction in Ireland.  »

15 May 2017
Smart money and business acceleration: the SME Instrument Impact Report 2017 edition
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15 May 2017
Siemens and Engineers Ireland launch new partnership to offer locally based, certified technology training programmes for Irish manufacturers
Siemens and Engineers Ireland launch new partnership to offer locally based, certified technology training programmes for Irish manufacturers  »

15 May 2017
Galway hosts international conference on Molluscan Shellfish safety
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15 May 2017
National Enterprise Award finalists announced by Minister
Minister Mitchell O’ Connor announces the 32 National Enterprise Award finalists ahead of Awards night on May 25th  »

15 May 2017
Guidance on the preparation of EIS and Natura Impact Statements for Offshore Renewable Energy projects
The document provides guidance on the preparation of Environment Impact Statements (EIS) and Natura Impact Statements (NIS) for offshore renewable energy projects.  »

15 May 2017
SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards searching for sustainable energy leaders across Ireland
New €10,000 bursary for winning energy research project Businesses, public bodies and communities encouraged to enter the Awards  »

15 May 2017
New Resource Efficiency Guidance for the Irish microbrewing sector
This Resource Efficiency Guide demonstrates how the microbrewery industry can achieve significant savings by maximising the efficient and sustainable use of resources.  »

12 May 2017
Final Call for entries to €280,000 Seedcorn investor readiness competition
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12 May 2017
New guides show how to reuse and extend the life of your household items
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today released two guides to coincide with the launch of the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun. The guides were developed in support of Ireland’s evolving reuse culture and through research studies funded by the EPA.  »

12 May 2017
New ISO standard for climate action framework under development
A new International Standard under development is intended to give all organizations involved in climate action a framework for the development of consistent, comparable and improved methodologies in the fight against climate change. ISO 14080, Greenhouse gas management and related activities – Framework and principles for methodologies on climate actions, will provide guidance on how to create effective mitigation and adaptation activities while giving stakeholders enhanced access to financial and other resources needed to combat climate change.  »

11 May 2017
NSAI Brexit Impacts survey
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09 May 2017
Green Enterprise Call 2017
For 2017, the maximum amount of funding available is €60,000 per company/organisation. Grant aid is provided up to a maximum limit of up to 95% of the total eligible project costs incurred. A new feature of the 2017 call is a 95% grant offer to Registered Charities and Public Benefit Entities.  »

09 May 2017
Horizon 2020, Food 2030 & Bioeconomy - Funding opportunities, policy and programme developments & events
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08 May 2017
BurrenLIFE Programme nominated for Green Awards
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08 May 2017
HSA REACH 10 year anniversary conference
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08 May 2017
€8.2 million available for Environmental Research in the EPA Research Call for 2017 to help tackle major societal challenges
The EPA has launched its Annual Research Call seeking proposals to help identify solutions to emerging and complex environmental problems. The 2017 Research Calls have a particular focus on the importance of a clean, protected environment for our health, our wellbeing and our quality of life, in line with the current EPA Strategic Plan, Our Environment, Our Wellbeing.  »

08 May 2017
€4.9m project to cut CO2 footprint of carbon fibre production
Carbon fibre is a reinforcement which when added to plastic improves its mechanical properties thereby forming a composite material. Composites are used in many products including automotive parts and wind-turbine blades. However, carbon fibre is currently produced from petroleum which is expensive and detrimental to the environment.  »

05 May 2017
Origin Green Sustainability Report 2016
2016 Sustainability Report demonstrates alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  »

05 May 2017
Origin Green : Glenmar Shellfish Case Study
Glenmar sees participation in Origin Green as an opportunity to further evidence its commitment to reducing environmental inputs, namely water (sourced from the local authority), packaging and energy, as well as better management of raw material waste.  »

05 May 2017
Can you solve the 'Zero Power Water Monitoring Challenge? A €2 million Horizon Prize for the innovator who can!
The Zero Power Water Monitoring Horizon Prize is challenging innovators to come up with solutions based on self-powered and wireless smart sensing technologies designed for real-time monitoring of water resources. The call for submission will run from 19 December 2017 until 11 September 2018.  »

05 May 2017
More advantages for EMAS and ISO 14001 organisations
European Commission is looking for input from organisations. The survey will be open until 19 May 2017.  »

03 May 2017
LEAN for Micro Enterprises (Less than 10 employees)
The Local Enterprise Offices Cork as part of our ongoing commitment to our micro-enterprises are starting a new Lean for Micro programme in May 2017.  »

03 May 2017
Are you involved in the manufacture, import or recycling of PVC or articles containing PVC?
While the European PVC industry has already initiated the phase-out of lead compounds as PVC stabilisers, imported PVC products may still contain lead compounds and the subsequent recycling of these products may cause difficulties for the recycling industry. The public consultation is now open and comments are welcomed on the following questions by 1 June 2017.  »

03 May 2017
Foyle Fishermen Sign up to BIM's Fishing For Litter Initiative
Fishermen from Foyle Fishermen’s Co-op based in Greencastle, Co. Donegal are now active members of the established BIM Fishing For Litter (FFL) programme.  »

03 May 2017
Charting a course towards autonomous shipping
Autonomous cargo ships could provide a safer, greener and more cost efficient means of moving goods around the world. And while further development is needed, they are feasible, say EU-funded researchers.  »

03 May 2017
Orchard waste could be a fruitful source of biofuel
Waste prunings from orchards, vineyards and olive groves could be a valuable source of biomass energy and help boost rural economies, say EU-funded researchers. The key ingredient is a sustainable supply chain.  »

03 May 2017
Annual WIT Lean Enterprise Excellence Forum?
5th Annual WIT Lean Enterprise Excellence Forum, Thursday 4th of May 2017  »

03 May 2017
Medite Smartply Launches New Augmented Reality App
The visualisation takes you all the way through the supply chain, from the sourcing of raw material from the company owned forests, right through to the products being loaded onto a lorry and being delivered to the customer.  »

02 May 2017
€1.3m In Seafood Grant Awards To 19 Seafood Companies
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02 May 2017
Nitrates review can make case for ‘green’ Irish agriculture
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02 May 2017
Leave No Trace Annual Report 2016
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02 May 2017
Comprehensive bird survey to be undertaken along Shannon Estuary
The most comprehensive bird population and habitat survey ever undertaken on the Shannon Estuary has been announced.  »

02 May 2017
Climate change threatens global food supply
Global conference at NUI Galway debates how climate-smart agriculture can ensure global food security and increase sustainability in food production  »

02 May 2017
New guidelines help citizens gain better and fairer access to their national courts on environmental cases
The European Commission adopted a guidance document on access to justice in environmental matters which clarifies how individuals and associations can challenge decisions, acts and omissions by public authorities related to EU environmental law before national courts.  »

 
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