Emission impossible: Where is the Climate Action Bill?

The ambitious bill committing Ireland to net zero emissions by 2050, a key Green demand for forming a government last June, has still not appeared, with whispers of complaints emerging from every side of the negotiating table

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
14th March, 2021
Emission impossible: Where is the Climate Action Bill?
Eamon Ryan, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the Green Party leader’s effort to introduce the Climate Action Bill has been met with various obstacles, including Covid-19 Pic: RollingNews

In the early hours of Monday, June 15 of last year, the long and torturous talks on forming a new government were coming to a head.

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael’s negotiators had already agreed to the Green Party’s key demand of a new Climate Action Bill that would commit Ireland to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, but the question of how much of a role agriculture should play was proving particularly contentious....

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