Daniel Murray: Our powerful semi-states should not escape public sector climate mandate
Dublin Port and the DAA have either recently expanded or are planning to expand their capacity significantly, with little thought given to the climate consequences of their actions
Solving both the climate and biodiversity crises will require the state pulling every lever available to it in the coming years.
Traditionally, that has included things such as tax, investment, and regulation, but there is an obvious option not being given enough consideration.
The state itself is a major economic player, with substantial purchasing power and extensive assets that can be managed and invested in either sustainable or polluting ways.
The latest iteration of the ...