Lack of carbon tax in agriculture is a ‘problem’
Leading agricultural economist says it is a ‘market failure’ that dairy expansion is incentivised
The lack of a carbon tax in agriculture is a “problem” as the environmental costs of producing certain foods are not being priced into production, a leading agricultural economist has said.
It comes as the Business Post understands a forthcoming framework on carbon farming will not only examine how to pay farmers for storing carbon on their land, but will also look at the possible pricing of methane and nitrous oxide emissions on...
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Podcast: Five Degrees of Change — Ed Brophy
The changes the former government advisor and founder of Tyrconnell Strategy would make include making climate change a key tenet of macroeconomic policy as well as part of the school curriculum. He is also in favour of less cars in cities
Amount of renewable energy declared by providers substantially higher than official figures
The 15 per cent gap between EirGrid’s figures and the amount declared by electricity suppliers, is due to the European Guarantees of Origin scheme
Michael Dorsey: ‘We have to build our infrastructure with a mind to future calamities’
The environmental scientist who advised Barack Obama and Bill Clinton believes targets limiting global warming to under 2 degrees will not be met
Five Degrees: ‘If you look to the future, financial stability will be based on managing climate risks’
Former government adviser Ed Brophy’s strategy for a more sustainable world involves rationing his long-haul flights, ditching red meat and dairy products, and making climate change a core part of the educational curriculum