Ireland Became the World’S First Country to Stop Investing in Fossil Fuels (Download PDF)

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Irish Parliament passed historic in favour of dropping coal, oil and gas investments. It became be world’s first country to fully divest public money from fossil fuels. Bill will force Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to sell its investment in fossil fuel industries over next five years.

Irish parliament,to fully divest public money from fossil fuels

Irish Parliament, to Fully Divest Public Money from Fossil Fuels

Irish parliament, to fully divest public money from fossil fuels

Highlights

  • Ireland has voted to be world’s first country to fully divest public money from fossil fuels.
  • Irish Parliament passed in favour of dropping coal, oil and gas investments from the 8bn (£6.8bn) Ireland Strategic Investment Fund.
  • It is likely to pass into law in next few months after it is reviewed by financial committee.
  • Bill would force Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to sell its investment in fossil fuel industries over the next five years.
Pathways, fossil fuel combustion affects human health

Pathways, Fossil Fuel Combustion Affects Human Health

Pathways, fossil fuel combustion affects human health

About Ireland

Location of Ireland in Europe on map

Location of Ireland in Europe on Map

Location of Ireland in Europe on map

  • Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic.
  • Location: Western Europe
  • Capital: Dublin
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Euro
  • Languages: English, Irish, Ulster Scots
  • The island’s geography comprises relatively low-lying mountains surrounding a central plain, with several navigable rivers extending inland.
  • In ranking it is second-most populous island in Europe after Great Britain.
  • Industry: Food products, brewing, textiles, clothing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals
  • Agriculture: Turnips, barley, potatoes, sugar beets; beef
  • Exports: Machinery and equipment, computers, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, live animals
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Image Shows the Flag of Ireland

Image shows the Flag of Ireland

- Published/Last Modified on: March 16, 2017

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