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Ireland's GHG emissions per person are the second highest in Europe. Ireland is now operating under the 2021 Climate Action Plan, which promises to reach net zero carbon by 2050, and even though the European Environmental Agency predicts that the country will not meet its GHG targets unless it takes drastic actions.

The Climate Assembly Eire for young people has issued a set of demands of the Irish Government, including youth engagement, education for political representatives, stopping pollution, just transition, and biodiversity protection.

In December 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Ireland published their ‘Climate Change in the Irish Mind’ report with Yale University’s Program on Climate Change Communications. The report shows 90% of Irish people believe citizens, the government, and businesses should be doing more to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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The Waterford Sustainable Living Initiative, better known as SLí, is a global citizenship education provider that provides a range of education and awareness raising programmes to schools, youth groups and community organisations to raise the profile of sustainability within our community. All of our work takes place within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals especially Goal 11 (Responsible Consumption), Goal 12 (Sustainable Living) and Goal 13 (Climate Action). SLí’s vision is of a global community working together to ensure an equitable and sustainable future for all.

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09/09

Us & The Big Blue : Oceans Art Exhibit

9 – 30 September | Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford

An interactive and educational art exhibition about us and our oceans. Artist Aoife Doherty has carefully curated a selection of beautiful postcards with people’s memories of the sea paired with her own paintings inspired by Tramore. These are couple with useful facts, hints and tips about protecting our oceans.

14/07

Capturing The SDGs - Show Us Earth Positive Ireland

14 July 2021 - 14 Oct 2021 | Online

We were so excited to announce our photography competition. We had two categories, 18 and under and 19 plus with prizes for each. We had a wonderful response with so many interesting and fantastic entries. All participants had to do was take a picture that shows us what Ireland is doing to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The SDGs were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to guide the world community from 2016 to 2030. The SDGs, sometimes referred to as Agenda 2030 or the Global Goals, are based on the three pillars of sustainable development: economic, environment and social, and all need to be supported in order to achieve a just and equitable future. For more information on the SDGs why not check out globalgoals.org?

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