As COP26 continues, the information continues to flow and we found some additional resources to be helpful and we hope you do too. And, learn more about how reuse, repair and reycling organisations & social enterprises can help you take climate action here in Ireland by visiting our Members Directory here.
Speaking at COP26, Taoiseach Micheal Martin TD has committed Ireland to doubling its contribution towards developing countries tackling climate change. Ireland will contribute €225 million per year by 2025. Read the speech here. Watch the speech here
People’s Advocate, Sir David Attenborough addressed world leaders at COP26 , see his full speech here
The Department of Environment, Climate and Communications has created a backgrounder which can help you to learn more about the COP26 conference and Ireland’s role and priorities at it. For more information see here
The Department also created the Climate Jargon Buster, which is a great resource for anyone interested in climate action. It explains loads of different terms and phrases in plain English. See here
The Useless Project is providing COP26 explainers. This conference is arguably the most important event to ever happen with regard to the future of the planet, so read here
Camara Education has developed a carbon calculator. It allows you to calculate the carbon you save when donating your IT equipment to Camara. See here
Oxfam Ireland discusses carbon footprints and their research on carbon inequality in Ireland in their article, Carbon emissions of globe’s richest 1% set to be 30 times the 1.5 degree C limit in 2030. Read here Nafkote Dabi, Oxfam Climate Change Policy Lead spoke to the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence live from COP26 in Glasgow on Nov 3rd. Watch via this conversation here from 32.30 minutes
The WWF has developed an environmental footprint calculator. To work out what your footprint is, see here
Creative Ireland shows the role creativity can play with its Creative Climate Action projects bring together artists, academics & communities to connect people to the changes we need to make. For more see here
Right to Repair Europe reminds us that now is a good time to pause and remember that we in Europe are not taking responsibility for our consumption emissions. To learn more listen here to Professor John Barrett at the University of Leeds who discusses consumption emissions and how they’re counted on other countries’ balance sheets.
ECOS remind us that we need to keep the goal of 1.5°C in mind, and that this is only possible with ambitious commitments & action. One of these action is the need to make sustainable products the norm, for more information see here
Dame Ellen MacArthur calls for a circular economy to tackle climate change and has republished their report — Completing the Picture: How the Circular Economy Tackles Climate Change. For more information see here.