Some researchers estimate that Ireland’s fair share of the global carbon budget will run out as soon as 2024. File photograph: Getty

Revisions to the Climate Bill put in place foundations for effective climate action but more ambition is needed on implementation and on securing publ(...)

The revised Climate Action Bill is considerably more reassuring in its ambition, backed by tight targets and clarity of language, than the earlier dra(...)

Climate scientists, experts and industry have been asked to share their data-based technical proposals to support development of the plan. Photograph: iStock

Following publication of the Climate Bill by the Government, a series of actions have been triggered to enable the country’s first five-year carbon bu(...)

“No country is attempting such a steep decarbonisation over one decade, let alone enshrining it in law.” Photograph: Getty Images

The increased ambition in the revised Climate Action Bill and its strengthened legal provisions on critical targets – over the next decade and out to (...)

Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan said ‘it’s a challenge beyond compare but one we are going to achieve’. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Climate Action Bill published on Tuesday is the most ambitious legislation of its type in any country to date, the Government has said, as it plan(...)

Changes in transport will play a role in achieving aims of the Bill. Photograph: Eric Luke

A much-strengthened Climate Action Bill which commits to “pursue and achieve carbon neutrality no later than 2050” is to go before Cabinet for approva(...)

Minister for the Environment and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said co-operation with the UK would be best achieved through co-operation on ‘the electrification of everything’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Enhanced co-operation with the UK will be critical to Ireland decarbonising its economy and to achieving net-zero carbon emissions, according to Minis(...)

The Cabinet has approved a ban on licences for new oil and natural gas exploration

The Cabinet has approved a ban on licences for new oil and natural gas exploration which will come into effect immediately. The ban will be enacted t(...)

A drilling rig in the Celtic Sea. The move is a step towards putting  restrictions on a legislative footing and ends fossil fuel prospecting and future development of oil and gas fields.

A significantly revised Climate Action Bill is going before the Cabinet on Tuesday which will include putting into legislation a ban on all oil and ga(...)

Ireland is the fourth highest per-capita emitter of methane from agriculture in the world, and emissions are 15%  higher since 2011. Photograph: Getty Images

Ag Climatise, the latest climate strategy unveiled by the Department of Agriculture, is not fit for purpose and not in line with the programme for gov(...)

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