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An industry body representing oil importers, distributors and marketers in Ireland has announced plans for a judicial review of Irish government plans to reduce energy consumption. In order to help meet EU targets on energy consumption, introduced in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the

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Belfast-based Cleaver Fulton Rankin (CFR) has signed up to a climate action pledge committing the firm to reducing its carbon footprint and setting ambitious targets to enhance its sustainability. The law firm — which says it will halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 — joins a host

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Philip Lee has become the first Irish law firm to achieve accreditation as a cycle-friendly employer. The firm has been awarded gold — the highest of three possible grades — under the EU-wide programme established in 2017 by the European Cyclists' Federation to encourage more people to c

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The UK government's net zero strategy is unlawful, a court has found on the eve of the hottest day in the UK's history. The successful legal challenges were brought by Friends of the Earth, ClientEarth, Good Law Project and environmental campaigner Jo Wheatley and heard together at the Royal Courts

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Judges from Germany have visited Peru to examine the level of environmental damage allegedly caused by Europe’s greatest emitter in what could be a landmark climate case. The delegation visited a glacial lake in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca mountain range to find out if Germany’s large

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A man has died after self-immolating in front of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) building in what is believed to have been a protest against climate change. Wynn Bruce, a 50-year-old photojournalist and a Shambhala Buddhist, died in hospital on Saturday, a day after he set himself on

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The Irish government's ambition to create a "circular economy" where waste is minimised will become a statutory requirement under landmark legislation announced today. The Circular Economy Bill will define the term "circular economy" for the first time in Irish domestic law as "an economic model and

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A new legal framework for environmental governance and accountability in Northern Ireland following Brexit has been introduced. The Environment (2021 Act) (Commencement and Saving Provision) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 places statutory duties on DAERA to publish an Environmental Improvement Plan (

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The renewable energy bursary established by Arthur Cox in memory of the firm's late partner Niamh Burke has opened for 2022 applications. The bursary is open to all those who are planning to study in a field related to renewable energy in Ireland, at postgraduate level. All relevant disciplines are

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Corporate law firm Philip Lee has signed up to an electric cargo bike scheme allowing staff to try out a more climate-friendly way to commute. Under the pilot scheme, run by Dublin City Council in partnership with bike sharing operator Bleeper, the firm will trial pedal-assist "e-cargobikes" for six

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Ireland should have a dedicated environmental court along the lines of the Workplace Relations Commission or the Labour Court, experts will tell the Climate Bar Association's inaugural symposium this afternoon. Taoiseach Micheál Martin will open the online event, hosted in association with Th

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced the establishment of two new special interest groups focusing on climate justice and law tech. Brigid Napier, president of the Law Society, said: "As we approach the Law Society’s centenary year, it is important to look forward to the next 100

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Ireland's courts service has missed its 2020 energy efficiency targets and will have to catch up to meet an even more ambitious 2030 target. The Courts Service today published its first-ever environmental sustainability strategy, which sets out its priorities for 2021 to 2024.

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Belfast-based McKees has been awarded a bronze medal by EcoVadis in recognition of its business sustainability rating, becoming the only law firm in Ireland to hold the accreditation. EcoVadis is a worldwide provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance impr

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