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Celestial Green Ventures to create 30 clean-tech jobs in Dublin

Celestial Green Ventures, a Dublin-based sustainable forestry development company, is preparing to create 30 new jobs, as a result of the global growth in green investments.

Ireland's Green IFSC initiative has welcomed the news.

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30 January 2012

Minister of State Shane McEntee Announces Ireland's Closer Involvement in Tackling Forest Loss in Developing Countries

Ireland, as a demonstration of its commitment to sustainable forest management and to addressing the global forest loss and the impacts of climate change, has made a funding contribution of €150,000 to the European Forest Institute EU REDD, which supports better forestry management in developing

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February 11, 2012

Irish finance bill ‘opens door to forest bonds’

Ireland has become the first country in the world to recognise forest carbon credits in its tax regime – paving the way for the issuance of forest bonds, according to a leading banker.

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Clean-tech Finance Bill changes welcomed by Green IFSC

The clean-tech tax changes to the Finance Bill have been welcomed by the Green IFSC, which says Ireland’s Government is likely the first in the world to recognise forest carbon credits in tax legislation.

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January 19, 2012

FRA claims Irish forestry investment is a ‘good bet’

The sale of 20 forestry plantations in Ireland has received the backing of FRA, which supports investment in sustainable forestry projects around the world.

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November 09, 2011

Irish Farmers Are Turning Their Attention to Forestry

A growing number of farmers in the Republic of Ireland are considering converting their farmland into a forest area, claims UK-based information portal (http://www.timberinvestments.co/).

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March 25, 2011

Forests, fields key to future

BYRNEWALLACE: From sustainable forestry credits to food emission labelling, the agriculture sector needs legislation now in order to encourage change

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08 February 2011

SUSTAINABILITY Fuelling the future, and your fire

It may come as something of a surprise to many people that one of Co Mayo’s most realisable long-term energy resource options, especially in terms of benefits to local communities and local economies, is the development of sustainable forestry. 
A research project I was involved in a few years ago (the Mayo Energy Audit) found that Co Mayo could meet over one third of its total heating requirements from wood produced in sustainably managed deciduous woodland, in combination with a smaller area of coniferous plantation.

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12 January, 2011

Climate Change Committee to discuss sustainable forestry and carbon off-setting

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food with special responsibility for Fisheries and Forestry Sean Connick, TD, will discuss sustainable forestry and forest carbon sequestration with the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Change and Energy Security t


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