“We can’t have the backloading of emissions reductions to the second half of this decade.” Photograph: Getty Images

The scale of effort required to bring in Ireland’s first climate budget should not be underestimated if it is to be fit for purpose and begin a proce(...)

Dr Áine Ryall: Independence and expertise of the Climate Change Advisory Council needs to be strengthened to ensure the State lives up to its legal obligations on addressing climate change.

The independence and expertise of the Climate Change Advisory Council needs to be strengthened to ensure the State lives up to its legal obligations o(...)

Green Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan has underlined that redirection of agriculture will be agreed after consultation, and tied into a national land use plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has taken significant steps to enshrine in law its climate ambitions for coming decades. These are incorporated in the Climate Action and Low (...)

Legislation strongly indicates “national determination” that the Irish economy becomes carbon-neutral by 2050 – Taoiseach

Enacting landmark legislation designed to legally enforce reductions in carbon emissions will not automatically address the climate crisis, Taoiseach (...)

There are now 10,290 electric vehicles on the Republic’s roads

Motor dealers claim the Republic will miss emission targets because the Greens and the Government will not talk to the industry. The Irish Car Carbon(...)

Reducing transport emissions may be complicated by Brexit. A lot of “dirty” cars bought in the Republic come second-hand from the UK.

September saw big developments in climate policy: China committed to eliminate their greenhouse gas emissions by 2060 and the EU Commission published (...)

Wind farm at Barna, near Scartaglen, Co Kerry. File photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

The Climate Change Advisory Council, an independent body which advises the Government, has laid out a blueprint to ensure the country achieves big tar(...)

In its 2020 review the council stresses the urgency of “shifting from planning to action” if the country is to reduce emissions over the next decade, and get on track to achieve a net-zero emissions economy and society by 2050.  Photograph: iStock

“A radical shift in gear” is required if Ireland is to meet its 2030 climate targets, especially reductions in carbon emissions, according to the Clim(...)

Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan says concerns exist about the impact the emissions targets will have for farmers: ‘I think it’s fair to acknowledge the real concern around agriculture.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Legislation to impose strict five-yearly carbon-emission limits on transport, agriculture, energy suppliers and business will be in place by Christmas(...)

Oisín Coghlan, director Friends of the Earth, says: ‘This is by far the strongest programme for government on climate action we have ever seen.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The programme for government may be imperfect but is the best option ever to drive down carbon emissions in Ireland with urgency, according to Friends(...)

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