Ireland could face €5.5bn climate bill by 2030, says expert

Ireland likely to fined up to €610 million by 2020 for missing targets, says analyst

Most of Ireland’s greenhouse-gas emissions, which the Government is tasked with reducing, comes from agriculture, transport and construction.

Most of Ireland’s greenhouse-gas emissions, which the Government is tasked with reducing, comes from agriculture, transport and construction.

Ireland could face fines of up to €5.5 billion by 2030 if it fails to bring forward measures to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in line with European Union targets.

According to an analysis by Joseph Curtin of the Institute of International and European Affairs, the cost of inaction on climate change could have serious implications for the fiscal space of future governments.

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