Climate Action Plan to be finalised amid lofty rhetoric about saving the world

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Taoiseach Micheál Martin during the UN Climate Change Conference. Photograph: Hannah McKay - Pool/Getty

Taoiseach Micheál Martin during the UN Climate Change Conference. Photograph: Hannah McKay - Pool/Getty

Away from the lofty rhetoric and pledges by world leaders to save the world in Glasgow, a group of senior ministers will meet in Dublin today to finalise Ireland’s Climate Action Plan.

The goal is to reduce Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions by just over 50 per cent by 2030 – and to put us on a trajectory to net zero 20 years later.

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