Minister for the Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan said sectors would know what limits apply to them once the council outlines its verdict, while this would be clear in the climate plan.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ireland’s first carbon budget will be unveiled in coming weeks, which will lead to carbon emissions limits being applied in key sectors of the economy(...)

A local resident observes a large blaze approaching the village of Pefki on Evia island, Greece’s second largest island. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP via Getty

The report this week by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scared more people than any Stephen King novel, not least (...)

The Arklow Bank wind park.

The broad outline of Ireland’s first carbon budget will be set out in “early autumn”, putting carbon emissions limits on key sectors of the Irish eco(...)

Environment groups have broadly welcome the Bill but in a statement criticised a range of weaknesses that were not addressed. Photograph: iStock

The Climate Bill has cleared its last major hurdle in the Dáil though last-minute changes have led to accusations by An Taisce “amendments were hasty,(...)

The Climate Bill has cleared a major hurdle by getting through the Dáil. It now goes to the Seanad and is likely to become law within weeks. In spite (...)

Harold Kingston, Courtmacsherry, Cork. ‘I’m proud to be a farmer. I’ll use science to look after the land and make sure these cows are healthy.’ Photogaph: Donal O’ Leary

Cork dairy farmer Harold Kingston turned to social media in May to voice his anger about how farmers are often portrayed as destroying the environment(...)

Eamon Ryan: he said he believed the Bill was sufficiently robust so any future amendments would only come from the Government. Photograph: Getty Images

Controversy over the robustness of the Climate Action Bill has resurfaced after Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan indicated that only Government amendme(...)

The EU is trying to align farming with its green deal and curb spending on agricultural subsidies. File photograph: David Sleator

An attempt will be made in Brussels this week to nail down radical reforms to the EU common agricultural policy (CAP) that have been years in making. (...)

Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan will consider points raised by climate experts on the wording of the Climate Bill. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan will consider points raised by climate experts on the wording of the Climate Bill “to (...)

Leading climate experts have warned the  Government about  “a fundamental flaw” in the Climate Bill.  Photograph: Ben Curtis/PA

Leading climate experts have written to the Government to warn of “a fundamental flaw” in the Climate Bill, which means a commitment to halve emission(...)

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