Climate change



Hazel Chu to take part in panel discussion during Law Society MOOC

Hazel Chu, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, will take part in a live panel discussion tonight as part of the final week of the Law Society of Ireland's massive open online course (MOOC) on environmental law and climate change.

Published 15 June 2021

Royal Dutch Shell ordered to cut emissions in landmark judgment

An oil giant has been ordered to cut its global carbon emissions in a landmark ruling involving 17,000 co-plaintiffs.

Published 27 May 2021

Dr Mary Robinson to open Law Society MOOC on climate justice

Dr Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and adjunct professor of climate justice at Trinity College Dublin, will deliver the opening presentation of the Law Society of Ireland's new five-week online course on climate justice.

Published 18 May 2021

Niamh Burke memorial bursary to support two careers in renewable energy

This year's recipients of the memorial bursary established in the memory of the late Arthur Cox partner Niamh Burke are Laura Nagle and Criodán Ó Murchú.

Published 12 May 2021

ByrneWallace to sponsor Dublin Climate Dialogues

ByrneWallace LLP has been named as a sponsor of the inaugural Dublin Climate Dialogues, a virtual conference for global policy-makers and opinion formers ahead of the COP26 summit.

Published 10 May 2021

Arthur Cox pledges to become 'carbon negative' by 2025

Arthur Cox LLP, one of Ireland's largest law firms, has announced a commitment to become carbon neutral this year and carbon negative by 2025.

Published 14 April 2021

CLM: Revised climate bill lacks ambition on inequality

The government's revised climate legislation still lacks the ambition needed to address wider issues of inequality, Community Law & Mediation (CLM) has said.

Published 25 March 2021

New Centre for Environmental Justice aims to protect communities from climate change

A new Centre for Environmental Justice aimed at protecting communities from disadvantage as a result of climate change has been launched by Community Law & Mediation (CLM).

Published 11 February 2021

Eversheds Sutherland climate risk report 'highlights need for change'

A new report published by Eversheds Sutherland in partnership with KPMG IMPACT highlights the need for companies to take greater account of climate risk and move towards decarbonisation.

Published 20 November 2020

Clare Bailey lays 'oven-ready' Climate Change Bill

Green Party NI leader Clare Bailey MLA has laid a new Climate Change Bill, submitted to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Published 22 October 2020

Aim to become 'climate neutral by 2050' to be enshrined in law

Government plans to make Ireland "climate neutral by 2050" are set to be enshrined in law under a new bill published today.

Published 8 October 2020

Arthur Cox becomes first Irish law firm to join Sustainable Recruitment Alliance

Arthur Cox has become the first Irish law firm to join the Sustainable Recruitment Alliance (SRA), a group of companies committed to a more eco-friendly approach to talent recruitment.

Published 22 September 2020

Portuguese youth take 33 countries to Strasbourg over climate change crisis

A group of six children and young adults from Portugal are taking 33 countries, including the United Kingdom, to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) over the current climate change crisis.

Published 3 September 2020

Dr Thomas Muinzer: Climate case brings good news and bad

Dr Thomas Muinzer of Aberdeen Law School in Scotland comments on the Supreme Court's recent squashing of the government's climate change plan.

Published 13 August 2020

Supreme Court: Government’s climate change plan quashed

The Supreme Court has quashed the Government’s National Mitigation Plan to meet the National Transition Objective (NTO) in combating climate change on the grounds that it is “excessively vague and aspirational”.

Published 4 August 2020