Summary With the recent publication of Ireland’s 2021 Climate Action Plan we have taken a look at what’s inside to give you this EcoMerit Review of the plan. The Positives: The 2021 Climate Action Plan is a considerable improvement on anything which has come before, including the 2019 Climate Acton Plan. Overall the targets are […]
Last week was a big week for climate news, with COP26, Ireland’s Climate Action Plan and the launch of the Science Based Targets Initiative’s Net Zero Standard. With so much going on it can be hard to actually keep track of the details. Here’s our summary of the some of the main points from last […]
EcoMerit is proud to welcome a new member to the EcoMerit community– Beacon Hospital (Sandyford). Over the last few months EcoMerit has been working with the Beacon Hospital to devise a tailored environmental improvement plan, laying out a roadmap for developing the Beacon’s environmental sustainability journey over the next 5 years (and beyond)! Data was […]
Why it’s important, and how to get started. Have you ever gotten stuck comparing products, wondering which business or brand has the best environmental practices, genuinely cares for the environment, and takes sustainability seriously? If the answer is YES, you’re not the only one.. by a long shot! An eyebrow-raising 69% of consumers struggle to identify […]
A call to action this week as the UN Secretary General refers to the IPCC climate change report as a “Code Red” for humanity. (https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/climate-report-is-a-code-red-for-humanity-says-un-secretary-general-1.4643234).
Our research and development department has carried out an in-depth review of the Carbon Content of Electricity consumed in Ireland. At EcoMerit it is important that we use accurate carbon measurements that honestly reflect the nature of the electricity being produced and consumed. As such the way we measure the Carbon Content of Electricity will […]
EcoMerit has sent a response to the reply we received from minister Eamon Ryan’s office over the worrying new DECC policy on SEAI community grants that aims to introduce a restrictive domestic dwelling requirement (check it out here). The campaign to remove this unnecessary barrier to environmental progress is ongoing and we appreciate all the […]
Last month we sent a letter to the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, regarding the worrying new DECC policy that will limit access to key energy efficiency SEAI community grants (see our letter here). We had a fantastic response from the EcoMerit community, many of whom took action and sent their […]