top of page
Bar_Windows_Print_No_Text.jpg

NATURAL JUSTICE

WE ALL HAVE A ROLE.

Engage with the legal community on environmental issues, take part in initiatives and have your voice heard in the climate conversation.

Screenshot 2023-10-02 at 15.46.55.png

Our Law | Ár nDlí

The intersection of law and climate issues is essential for addressing the complex and interconnected challenges posed by climate change and for creating a framework for sustainable and responsible practices. 

Have your say:

Take our survey and explore ways to participate below.

public-survey
What would help you most to do more for the environment?

Your submission has been received. Stay tuned for the results. Thank you!

An error occurred. Try again later

Illustrted forest background

Understanding Climate Law

Climate Bar Association

Climate Bar Association

The Climate Bar Association aims to pursue practical green and environmental initiatives within the Law Library and surrounding neighbourhoods. It also aims to be a think-tank of environmental law expertise and thought leaders in environmental law and biodiversity protection for the Irish legal community and for Irish society.

CLM Centre for Environmental Justice

CLM Centre for Environmental Justice

Community Law and Mediation have created an online Centre for Environmental Justice. CLM offer free legal advice and representation, provide community education and training, and advocate for a rights-based approach to policy and law reform in the area of environmental justice.

Invite a Barrister to your School

Invite a Barrister to your School

If you are a teacher and would be interested in having a barrister visit your school to discuss law and environmental issues, please fill out the form below with details of your school.

Screenshot 2023-10-03 at 00.13.58.png

Our Environment

Ár gComhshaol

The Bar of Ireland’s strategy reflects an understanding that change is needed in how we manage our organisation in order to work towards a carbon neutral future. We are passionate and excited about making changes that will make our future safer and environmentally sustainable.

Cityscape

The Bar of Ireland's Sustainability Roadmap

The Bar of Ireland has achieved a number of milestones in its journey towards becoming more environmentally sustainable. These range from recycling and emissions reductions to the use of renewable energy sources.

Biodiversity at The Bar

Catherine Cleary and her team from Pocket Forests planted pollinator friendly organically grown native Irish plants at The Bar of Ireland buildings as part of an initiative to increase biodiversity in the area. All planters are either repurposed or made from recycled plastic. The Pocket Forest team will be back in the Autumn to plant a linear native Irish hedgerow / pocket forest at the side of the Distillery Building. 

Pictured: Bartholomew Begley BL, Peter Reid (Pocket Forests), Catherine Cleary (co-founder of Pocket Forests), Nuala Brangan (EHS Co Ordinator), Gavin Rothwell BL, Leesha O’Driscoll SC, and John Cronin (Estates Manager).

Enviro-3.jpg
Cityscape_edited.png

World Bar Conference 2024 Partners

The Bar of Ireland was proud to have Hometree as one one of our charity partners for the World Bar Conference 2024.

 

We value the charity's work in establishing and conserving permanent native woodland in Ireland, encouraging land regeneration and biodiversity through afforestation, restoration and education.

 

Check out this excellent video detailing the magnificent work Hometree does in reversing the effects of declining biodiversity.

The Protection of Hedgerows Bill 2023

This Bill, prepared by a working Group of Comhshaol – The Climate Bar Association, seeks to safeguard the native Irish hedgerow, a crucial element of our landscape and natural heritage that provides vital ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration and reservoirs of biodiversity. The Bill was developed in response to a request from Hedgerows Ireland (Tipperary), an organisation campaigning for the protection of the native Irish Hedgerow. The Bill, as well as materials and slides from the launch event, can be downloaded below.

Screenshot 2023-10-02 at 15.29.04.png

Our Community

Ár gComharsanacht

Environmental action starts small. See how local communities have been working together to form a response to climate issues, from local biodiversity initiatives to community building.

Illustrted forest background

Local Groups and Initiatives

Cosybatter - Sustainable Energy Community

Cosybatter - Sustainable Energy Community

Cosybatter is a commmunity organisation looking at ways in which Stoneybatter could reduce its energy use and swap to more sustainable energy sources. They are currently developing an "Energy Master Plan" for the local area.

Community Roots

Community Roots

Community Roots connect garden owners with garden-less, budding growers living nearby and looking for a patch to grow their own food. They aim to build both climate-resilient and connected communities - tackling social isolation, promoting skill-sharing and improving health and wellbeing for all.

Dublin City Climate Action Plan

Dublin City Climate Action Plan

Dublin City Council has recently published its draft climate action plan, Climate Neutral Dublin 2030. The plan sets out the actions that will be taken by the City Council to prepare our city and people living here for the known impacts of climate change – flooding, sea level rise, extreme weather events, and drought.

Bohemians FC - Spark Project

Bohemians FC - Spark Project

A community initiative pioneering Ireland's first community climate action cooperative. Led by Bohemian FC in collaboration with local partners, their mission is to enhance climate action, encourage social inclusivity, and fuel local wealth building.

Robert Emmet Community Development Project

Robert Emmet Community Development Project

Robert Emmet Community Development Project is based in Dublin's South West Inner City, working at the grass roots with the community living in the area. Projects include an afterschool programme, local beekeeping and regeneration of Oliver Bond House.

Connecting Cabra

Connecting Cabra

Connecting Cabra aims to empower and engage as many people as possible to create a low-carbon sustainable community in Cabra, Dublin 7. The group are strongly focused on community development to benefit local residents.

Local Groups & Initiatives

Would you like to see your group here? Tell us.

Events

Upcoming Events

About the Artist

Fuchsia MacAree was selected as the artist to create the illustrations for the Natural Justice initiative. 

Fuchsia is an artist and illustrator based in Co. Clare. She makes character-based illustrations. Her work highlights quiet moments of contemplation, details in nature and observations from everyday Irish life, and uses simplified perspectives and a distinctive colour palette.

 

She received a BDes in Visual Communication in NCAD in 2011, followed by an MA in Illustration in Camberwell in London in 2012. In 2018 she illustrated the bestselling and award-winning Great Irish Weather Book with Gill Books. She has exhibited and been published worldwide.

Fuchsia_Studio_1.jpg
bottom of page