Bill Gates: ‘I’m fundamentally an optimist because I’ve seen what technology can do’
In an in-depth interview, the Mircosoft founder explains why he has thrown his money and time behind the campaign to avoid a climate catastrophe
This month Bill Gates published his new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need.
Connie Hedegaard: Let me start with a confession: For years, I thought you were not particularly interested in climate change. I vividly recall a closed session at Davos some years back. The discussion turned to climate, instead of other sustainability issues, and you left the room.
Now you powerfully and...
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Climate council unveils carbon budgets with target to halve emissions by 2030
The plans create two five-year ceilings for emissions that are consistent with Ireland’s legal target to reduce emissions by 51 per cent by 2030 based on 2018 levels
Hard targets: how the carbon budgets break down, and their chances of succeeding
The Climate Change Advisory Council’s carbon budgets will be published this week, and every sector will need to aim toward an overall target of 51 per cent emissions reductions in Ireland by 2030. Can the targets be hit?
Editorial: State must take radical action to meet climate targets
The revelation that Ireland is to increase its greenhouse emissions this year puts the government under renewed pressure over its climate plans
Climate targets already in doubt as emissions set to increase this year
The figures will heap pressure on the government as it sets out measures to halve emissions by 2030