Minister Ryan announces “substantial increase” of 70% in funding for environmental…

first_imgNewsMinister Ryan announces “substantial increase” of 70% in funding for environmental NGOsBy Sarah Carr – February 23, 2021 85 Email Photo by bardia Hashemirad on Unsplash THE Minister for the Environment, Eamon Ryan, has announced that funding for environmental NGOs will see a 70% increase of €704,000 on the 2020 budget. The Irish Environmental Network (IEN) is to receive a total of €1,764,000 to support their “critical work” in Ireland’s fight against climate change.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I have worked closely with the IEN members for many years and I have met them on a number of occasions since I became Minister. “I am very aware of the financial challenges the sector has faced over the last number of years and how the Covid 19 pandemic has impacted on these organisations. Their role in how we address the climate and biodiversity challenges we face has never been more crucial.” Minister Ryan explained. This substantial increase in supports to the @IrishEnvNet couldn’t be more timely. They play a crucial role in the fight against climate change. I’ve worked with the IEN members for many years & will continue to listen, learn, & collaborate with our eNGOs in my role as Minister. pic.twitter.com/gF3yteBCQ3— Eamon Ryan (@EamonRyan) January 21, 2021The Irish Environmental Network, established in 2002, is composed of over 30 environmental NGOs and over 35,000 volunteers whose aim is to support “the principles of environmental, social and economic sustainability”. Amongst its members are the likes of BirdWatch Ireland, Irish Seed Savers Association and Irish Wildlife Trust.The IEN operates in a national and international capacity. The funding it receives through Local Government and Community helps to support the implementation of environmental policies on a national and multinational scale. The network also provides its members with training in areas such as communication, fundraising and governance helping its member organisations to expand their reach.“I am very aware of the critical work carried out by the member organisations of the Irish Environmental Network (IEN). These national environmental NGOs are active on a broad range of environmental issues, including wildlife conservation, biodiversity and climate change.“Therefore I am pleased to be able to deliver this substantial increase in their financial supports so that they can continue to build on their great work. I do this in recognition of the significant contribution they continue to make to Ireland’s fight against climate change.” said Minister Ryan.  Twitter Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Linkedin Print Previous articleTreaty United Fixtures Announced For 2021 First Division SeasonNext article21 Year-Old Limerick Winger Will Fitzgerald Signs For Derry City Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more