‘Critical’ gaps in coalition’s response to climate change — Advisory Council

The annual review found that Ireland failed to meet its 2020 target of a 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

8th December, 2021
‘Critical’ gaps in coalition’s response to climate change — Advisory Council
The Council warned that the measures contained in the Climate Action Plan 2021 are still insufficient to reach the target of a 51 per cent reduction in the country’s emissions by 2030. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

There are “critical” gaps in the implementation of climate change measures in Ireland and the policy and ambition on the issue is “not yet translating into the necessary action”, the annual review of the Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) has found.

The independent advisory body highlighted a series of what it described as “implementation gaps” in the government’s approach.

It said Ireland failed to meet its 2020...

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