Climate bill legally binds state to 2050 zero emissions target

The bill was revised after concerns were raised over loose wording which could allow future governments to renege on commitments

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
14th March, 2021
Climate bill legally binds state to 2050 zero emissions target
Concern has also been growing in recent weeks at the government’s delay in publishing the revised bill

A binding commitment to “achieve” net zero carbon emissions by 2050 will be included in the revised Climate Action Bill when it is brought before cabinet in the coming weeks, it has emerged.

There was widespread concern among environmental campaigners and academics that a draft of the bill published by Eamon Ryan, the Green Party leader and climate minister, last October was worded too loosely which could allow future governments to renege on its...

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