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Climate Change in the Irish Mind Wave 2 Report 1

Year: 2024

This report provides an overview on the Irish public’s beliefs, attitudes, policy preferences and behaviours regarding climate change in the second wave of the Climate Change in the Irish Mind study.

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Climate Change in the Irish Mind Wave 1 Insight Report 4

Intention Action Dynamic, February 2024

Year: 2024

This is a detailed examination of some of the findings of the 'Climate Change in the Irish Mind’ 2021, Wave 1 baseline study. The study reveals that high proportions of the population are likely to take at least one political action to reduce climate change in the next year, and that this intention is consistently in line with recent reported behaviour.

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Climate Change in the Irish Mind Wave 1 Insight Report 3

Worry about Climate Change Impacts, February 2024

Year: 2024

This is a detailed examination of some of the findings of the 'Climate Change in the Irish Mind’ 2021, Wave 1 baseline study. The report explores strong correlations among worries about local environmental hazards and worries about future climate change hazards.

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Guidelines for the identification and proper management of hazardous fractions in construction and demolition waste

Year: 2024

Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste is the largest waste stream in Ireland. Some of this waste can contain hazardous materials. The correct classification of C&D waste is the foundation for ensuring that its characterisation, storage, collection, transportation, and treatment / disposal is carried out in a manner that provides protection for the environment and human health, and in compliance with legal requirements. Identifying and separating hazardous waste also allows the remaining non-hazardous waste to be more safely and effectively recycled, which contributes to more circular management of resources. To this end, the EPA has published guidance which will assist with the identification, characterisation, and proper management of hazardous materials in C&D waste within Ireland. The guidance is one of a series of actions under the National Hazardous Waste Management Plan.

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Hydrology Summary Bulletin - January 2024

Hydrology bulletin on rainfall, river flows, lake levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows for January 2024; published, February 2024

Year: 2024

Hydrology Summary Bulletin for January 2024 outlining the flows in rivers, rainfall, lake levels and turlough levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows of over 300 stations across Ireland

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Eionet Ireland - Network brochure (February 2024)

Year: 2024

National Focal Points (NFPs) are the primary national contact points in the Eionet and the EEA works closely with them. Typically based in a national environment agency or environment ministry an NFP is appointed by their EEA member country. The Environmental Protection Agency acts as the NFP for Ireland, coordinating environmental information exchange with the EEA and others. In its NFP role, the EPA maintains and develops the national network. It also facilitates and coordinates contacts, requests and deliveries between national and EU level. The summary booklet was updated in February 2024.

EPA List of Approved Laboratories - 2023

Year: 2024

List of the laboratories that performed satisfactorily in the EPA intercalibration programme.

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Guidance on the Safe Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries at Waste Handling Facilities

Year: 2024

With the increased use of Lithium-ion batteries in Ireland in recent years, there has been an associated increase in Lithium-ion battery waste. If batteries become damaged or begin to fail, there is a significant risk of fire and release of hazardous substances. In response, the EPA has published Guidance on the Safe Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries at Waste Handling Facilities. The guidance will be of interest to Operators of Civic Amenity Sites, Waste Management Facilities, as well as Retailers. The guidance is one of a series of actions under the National Hazardous Waste Management Plan.

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Ireland’s Climate Change Assessment Synthesis Report

Year: 2024

The Synthesis Report acts as a concise summary of the most important science on climate change presented in the underlying volumes. Selected findings that are deemed of the highest policy and societal relevance from each underlying volume are integrated into the report. The synthesis report highlights the underlying volumes details, where the interested reader can discover further information.

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Ireland’s Climate Change Assessment Volume 1

Summary for Policymakers, January 2024

Year: 2024

The Summary for Policymakers (SPM) provides key insights from Volume 1 of Ireland’s Climate Change Assessment: Climate Science – Ireland in a Changing World. Volume 1 focuses on the state of knowledge of the physical science basis of climate change, both globally and nationally.

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Ireland’s Climate Change Assessment Volume 2

Summary for Policymakers, January 2024

Year: 2024

The Summary for Policymakers (SPM) provides key insights from Volume 2: Achieving Climate Neutrality by 2050. Volume 2 addresses the achievement of climate neutrality by 2050.

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Ireland’s Climate Change Assessment Volume 3

Summary for Policymakers, January 2024

Year: 2024

The Summary for Policymakers (SPM) provides key insights from Volume 3: Being Prepared for Ireland’s Future Climate. Volume 3 covers the impacts we are likely to face and how we can prepare for these changes in an Irish context.

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Ireland’s Climate Change Assessment Volume 4

Summary for Policymakers, January 2024

Year: 2024

The Summary for Policymakers (SPM) provides key insights from Volume 4: Realising the Benefits of Transition and Transformation. Volume 4 highlights the benefits, opportunities and synergies that can be achieved through transformation, and how they can be realised.

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Ireland’s Climate Change Assessment Independent Commentary

Year: 2024

An independent commentary on Ireland's Climate Change Assessment.

SEA Pack

Year: 2024

We have compiled this 'pack' to help planning authorities when carrying out strategic environmental assessments (SEAs). It is based on our experience to date, as a statutory SEA Environmental Authority under the SEA Regulations. It takes account of current 'best' practice in the SEA process. We update this pack regularly and we also refer to it during SEA Scoping consultations. It has been last updated in January 2024.

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Hydrology Summary Bulletin - December 2023

Hydrology bulletin on rainfall, river flows, lake levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows for December 2023; published, January 2024

Year: 2024

Hydrology Summary Bulletin for December 2023 outlining the flows in rivers, rainfall, lake levels and turlough levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows of over 300 stations across Ireland

SEA of Local Authority Land Use Plans - EPA Recommendations and Resources

Year: 2024

This document forms part of submissions we make on Local Authority land-use plans undergoing strategic environmental assessments (SEA). It includes: key environmental recommendations to consider; information on recently published relevant EPA reports; links to useful environmental resources for Local Authorities carrying out SEA of land-use plans. It is updated regularly and was last updated on 08 January 2024.

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