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27 Apr 2017
Ireland powers Recycling Best Practices in Europe
New European Circular Economy package sets challenging targets for 2030  »

27 Apr 2017
DCU Business Matchmaker and Research Showcase 2017
The purpose of these meetings is to facilitate targeted exchanges between researchers and industry and explore opportunities for collaboration through access to talent, knowledge transfer, training and industry/academic partnerships.  »

26 Apr 2017
You are what you buy – the first International Standard for sustainable procurement just published
ISO 20400 for sustainable procurement has just been published to help organizations make sustainable purchasing a way of life.  »

26 Apr 2017
ISO tackles loud traffic noise
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26 Apr 2017
Imports of organic products: New EU electronic certification system
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26 Apr 2017
Comprehensive bird survey to be undertaken along Shannon Estuary
The most comprehensive bird population and habitat survey ever undertaken on the Shannon Estuary has been announced.  »

24 Apr 2017
European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (25)
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24 Apr 2017
NUI Galway Provide Test Facility for €10.5 Million EU-funded Project
Free access available for technology developers to test their tidal turbine blades at NUI Galway in one of the few such testing facilities available worldwide  »

24 Apr 2017
Irish Researchers for Climate Action secure €12.9m in EU funding over 3 years
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19 Apr 2017
Study Visit to Toyota ‘Senior Management Level’ 2-Day Workshop
Focused on seeing how the company develops and deploys strategy, manages their business as a management team, how they engage with and develop their people and learning about the Toyota Way and Production System. The Mission will blend sharing with "going to see", visiting the shop floor and the management areas of the operation.  »

19 Apr 2017
Launch Event for the IE-NETS Project
This event will launch a two year research project on Negative Emissions Technology, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland (EPA).  »

19 Apr 2017
EPA Research April 2017 Newsletter
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19 Apr 2017
International Best Practice Being Shared in Galway to Support Vibrant Food Chains
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19 Apr 2017
Meat Technology Ireland Launched
Meat Technology Ireland is an €8.1 million five-year research and innovation programme, developed by industry and co-funded by Enterprise Ireland and a consortium of nine beef and sheepmeat processing companies.  »

18 Apr 2017
Draft EPA Guidance on requests for alterations to a Dumping at Sea Permit
This guidance document aims to assist Dumping at Sea permit holders in managing proposed alterations to Dumping at Sea permits.  »

18 Apr 2017
Greenhouse gas emissions projected to increase strongly as economic growth takes hold
New obligations for Ireland to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the years 2021-2030 are expected to be agreed at EU level in 2017. The further away Ireland is from the 20 per cent reduction target in 2020, the more difficult the compliance challenges in the following decade are likely to become.  »

18 Apr 2017
New ‘Waters and Communities’ Tidy Towns Award for 2017
The new Water and Communities Award aims to recognise communities who are taking positive steps towards raising awareness and showing appreciation of their local rivers, lakes, streams, canals, coast and groundwater.  »

18 Apr 2017
Green Farm Project Workshop on the Development of On-Farm Biogas Industry in Ireland
A recent workshop at the Teagasc Grange Research Centre in Co. Meath saw over 80 farmers, technology providers, engineers, regulators and academics come together to discuss the barriers to, and potential of, an on-farm biogas industry in Ireland.  »

18 Apr 2017
An Taoiseach Marks Major Contract Between Coillte and Treemetrics
Treemetrics technology platform is designed to optimise operational efficiency, reduce waste and improve environmental sustainability.  »

18 Apr 2017
Bord Bia's New Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme
Certification of quality and sustainability combined  »

18 Apr 2017
NSAI Celebrates 20 Years of Setting Standards in Ireland
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18 Apr 2017
Green Business Conference 2017
Wexford’s 2nd Green Business Conference will take place in Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford on Thursday 4th May 2017 9.30am to 3pm  »

18 Apr 2017
350,000 households have already availed of SEAI grants for home energy improvements
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13 Apr 2017
National Mitigation Plan Consultation
Interested parties are invited to make written submissions on the draft National Mitigation Plan by Wednesday 26 April 2017. Under the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment must submit a National Mitigation Plan to Government for approval no later than 10 June 2017.  »

13 Apr 2017
National Clean Air Strategy Consultation
Public Consultation on the National Clean Air Strategy. The closing date for submissions is 5.30pm on Friday 28 April 2017. We are developing a national Clean Air Strategy with the aim of promoting clean air. The Strategy will provide strategic policies necessary to identify and promote integrated measures across government that are required to reduce air pollution  »

13 Apr 2017
Minister Halligan welcomes Ireland’s continued success in winning EU funding for Research and Innovation
Ireland wins a total €386 million of EU funding •This includes 82 individual awards of more than €1 million to companies and Higher Education Institutions.  »

11 Apr 2017
The BioBase4SME project – Bio-Innovation Support for Entrepreneurs throughout North-West Europe (NWE) regions
The BioBase4SME network, representing leading bio-based economy experts, advises SMEs on how to develop new ideas into marketable products. The project will help start-ups and SMEs on their path to turn biobased research and innovation into commercial opportunity. BioBase4SME offers training, workshops, innovation coupons worth up to €100,000 and an innovation biocamp.  »

11 Apr 2017
Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish companies in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme increased in 2016
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07 Apr 2017
Four Irish SMEs to get EU Funding
Four Irish SMEs are to receive EU grants of €50,000 each under the latest round of Horizon 2020 funding  »

07 Apr 2017
Minister announces new €5 million Scheme to Deep Retrofit Homes
What is deep retrofit? Deep retrofit is the significant upgrade of a building toward nearly zero energy requirements where it is practically feasible and achievable. Rather than upgrading isolated parts of the house, the whole home should be assessed as a system, looking at how energy is used and retained. All aspects of the building fabric, air tightness, ventilation and renewables should be assessed. As part of SEAI's engagement with stakeholders SEAI will host its inaugural National Deep Retrofit Conference on June 21st in the Aviva Stadium  »

07 Apr 2017
Irish organisations could capture over €200m of rapidly growing global solar PV sector
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07 Apr 2017
Draft EPA Guidance on requests for alterations to a Dumping at Sea Permit
This guidance document aims to assist Dumping at Sea permit holders in managing proposed alterations to Dumping at Sea permits.The closing date for comments is 5pm, 28th April 2017.  »

06 Apr 2017
Free Midlands bootcamp aims to get companies ready with unmissable tips and expert advice
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06 Apr 2017
New Survey of Experts Finds Slow Start Towards Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainability practitioners see little progress made to date towards each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals) – as well as poor progress on sustainable development overall, according to the findings of the just-released report Evaluating Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals  »

06 Apr 2017
Business Impact Map is launched!
56 socially-minded Irish companies have formed almost 7,000 community partnerships and donated over €32 million in cash donations, in-kind donations and employee fundraising to local charities and community groups. 227,144 volunteer hours were also given in 2016.  »

06 Apr 2017
Information event on the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The Royal Irish Academy will host an Information event on the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) during its 6th Assessment Cycle.  »

05 Apr 2017
To Globally position Ireland as the recognised leader in Lean Enterprise
Enterprise Excellence Ireland 2017 will bring together over 500 Lean Managers from the Irish business community to openly discuss the implementation of Lean management systems within their facilities & organisations.31 May 2017  »

05 Apr 2017
Data on 15 000 chemicals now available to use
Key information on around 15 000 chemicals can now be downloaded and used. Researchers, regulatory authorities and businesses can use it – not least to improve the safe use of chemicals, enable innovation and help avoid the unnecessary testing of chemicals on animals.  »

05 Apr 2017
Newcomer to the market? Act by 31 May to get one more year to prepare your registration
To benefit from the 31 May 2018 registration deadline for low volume, existing substances, you need to have pre-registered them. You can still do so if you have recently entered the European market. The last chance is on 31 May 2017. If you do not pre-register by that date, you will need to register your substance before you can manufacture or import it.  »

05 Apr 2017
€6.7 million Initiative to Improve Water Quality off Beaches in Ireland and Wales
The Acclimatize project will help to improve the quality of sea shores in both countries, helping to boost tourism and supporting marine activities, including shellfish harvesting.  »

05 Apr 2017
UL researcher leads €4.9 million project to halve CO2 footprint of carbon fibre production
The LIBRE project aims to create carbon fibre materials in a cost-effective and more environmentally friendly way, by producing them from a naturally derived wood product called ‘lignin’.  »

05 Apr 2017
IBM & DCU announce new Internet of Things Collaboration to mark World Water Day
To mark World Water Day, IBM and DCU Water Institute have today announced a collaborative research pilot to leverage Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for environmental water monitoring and management. The deployment of DCU sensors with IBM’s machine learning and cognitive IoT technologies will aim to help protect and conserve natural resources and address environmental management issues such as water quality for both freshwater and marine environments.  »

05 Apr 2017
WIPO's Classification Guidelines
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03 Apr 2017
Toolkit for bioeconomy blueprints
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03 Apr 2017
IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland hosted their second Enterprise Excellence event
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03 Apr 2017
Co-funding available for close-to-market environment and climate solutions
The European Commission will launch a new call for proposals under the LIFE programme on 28 April, with application deadlines in September 2017.  »

03 Apr 2017
Ecological focus areas show potential for helping biodiversity
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03 Apr 2017
Coillte Announces €68 million Partnership Deal with Accsys Technologies and BP
The €68 million project will transform wood technology and allow the newly created consortium to commercialise the production of acetylated woodchip.  »

03 Apr 2017
Repak ‘Recycle and Change for the Better’ schools programme
The Repak ‘Recycle and Change for the Better’ schools programme has been specially developed to educate our future generations about the benefits of best recycling practices, to change behaviours towards recycling and ultimately reduce recycling bin contamination.  »

03 Apr 2017
Environmental review launched to help EU countries achieve benefits
The European Commission is committed to helping Member States make sure that the quality of their citizens' air, water and waste management is of the highest standard.  »

03 Apr 2017
Fitness Check shows EU nature laws are fit for purpose
The European Commission’s recent ‘Fitness Check’ examined the performance of these two Nature Directives against five criteria: effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and EU added value.  »

 
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