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Ireland will only achieve ambitious carbon plans by ensuring a seamless transition

The government is belatedly acknowledging the very real dangers of climate change with its radical plans to reduce carbon emissions, but it must make the transition as seamless as possible

The recent row in the Dáil over the proposed ban on the commercial sale of turf is a perfect example of how certain climate actions will not be supported by society unless viable alternatives are in place. Picture: Rollingnews

As we report in the pages of today’s paper, the government is set to assign the highest possible target for every sector of the economy to reduce carbon emissions by 2030. And really it comes as no surprise.

After all, if each sector had been given a target at the lower end of the proposed ranges for the carbon budgets, then it would deliver a 37 per cent cut in emissions, which is well short ...