To create and maintain a network of conservationists and environmentalists in Ireland to ensure the protection of the natural environment, to advance the implementation of the right to full public participation in environmental decision-making, and to advance environmental justice


through monitoring the implementation of, and working for changes in, the development of Irish and European law that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, by engaging in the planning and other regulatory process, including but not limited to the pursuit of concerns and cases in both the built and the natural environment and by exercising the right if necessary to review administrative decision in the Irish and European Courts and to pursue the constitutional right to an environment that is consistent with the human dignity and well-being of citizens at large


by providing assistance to individuals, local groups, and the wider public in understanding environmental issues to facilitate the advancement of community welfare through sustainable development


nationally and globally.