April 9, 2018

Make Ireland Sustainable For All announces its first Call for Proposals

Make Ireland Sustainable for All would like to invite organisations to apply for its small grant programme to support actions and initiatives on the Sustainable Development […]
March 2, 2018

Social Justice Ireland launches Sustainable Progress Index 2018

Ireland is performing in the bottom half of 15 similar European countries on a range of important UN backed indicators covering Economy, Environment and Society.

Measuring Progress: Economy, Society and Environment in Ireland, written by Professor Charles Clark , Dr. Catherine Kavanagh and Niamh Lenihan, puts Ireland’s overall ranking in the Sustainable Progress Index at 11th out of 15 countries analysed (EU-15). Ireland’s performance on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is worst on Environment, Gender Equality, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Affordable Clean Energy, Reducing Inequality and International Partnership on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The report highlights Ireland’s particularly poor performance on low pay, long term unemployment, household debt and GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions suggesting Ireland needs to drastically change its waste-based consumption patterns and recognise that short term economic growth policies are unsustainable.