Budget 2022: Climate change measures show the Greens have influence, but funding has yet to match intent
The coalition has stressed that the capital allocation to climate action was merely the start of a ramp-up in spending
As long as the Green Party remains in coalition with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, every significant policy announcement or budgetary allocation will be parsed through for that so-called “green influence”.
As the first budget of this government not happening in the throes of the pandemic, Budget 2022 was meant to give a more settled view of the expenditure being reallocated towards the fight against climate change, and reveal the real...
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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