We use cookies to collect and analyse information on site performance and usage to improve and customise your experience, where applicable. View our Cookies Policy. Click Accept and continue to use our website or Manage to review and update your preferences.


Strictly necessary cookies

Cookie name Duration Cookie purpose
ASP.NET_SessionId Session This cookie holds the current session id (OPPassessment only)
.ASPXANONYMOUS 2 Months Authentication to the site
LSI 1 Year To remember cookie preference for Law Society websites (www.lawsociety.ie, www.legalvacancies.ie, www.gazette.ie)
FTGServer 1 Hour Website content ( /CSS , /JS, /img )
_ga 2 Years Google Analytics
_gat Session Google Analytics
_git 1 Day Google Analytics
AptifyCSRFCookie Session Aptify CSRF Cookie
CSRFDefenseInDepthToken Session Aptify defence cookie
EB5Cookie Session Aptify eb5 login cookie

Functional cookies

Cookie name Duration Cookie purpose
Zendesk Local Storage Online Support
platform.twitter.com Local Storage Integrated Twitter feed

Marketing cookies

Cookie name Duration Cookie purpose
fr 3 Months Facebook Advertising - Used for Facebook Marketing
_fbp 3 months Used for facebook Marketing
Greater ambition on climate justice needed in Climate Action Bill
Rose Wall of CLM

24 Mar 2021 / environment Print

Greater ambition on justice call in Climate Action Bill

The revised Climate Action Bill lacks the ambition needed to address wider issues of inequality in terms of climate justice according to Community Law & Mediation.

The community law centre, which recently launched a new Centre for Environmental Justice, welcomes the inclusion of definitions of both climate justice and just transition in the revised bill, but says these need to support the people who are most affected by climate change and are the least equipped to adapt to its effects.

Chief executive Rose Wall said: “The climate crisis is not just an environmental one – it is a health crisis, a housing crisis, a jobs crisis, a debt crisis and ultimately a human crisis  a crisis that is not being and will not be borne equally by all.

Disproportionately affected 

“In our community law centres we are already working with communities who are disproportionately affected by issues linked to climate change and the environment, including flooding, health concerns related to poor air quality, and poor housing conditions.”

Wall said that the approach taken by the Scottish parliament when defining the “climate justice principle” in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 is to be recommended but is not reflected in the revised Irish bill.

Gazette Desk
Gazette.ie is the daily legal news site of the Law Society of Ireland