Thursday October 29, 2020

New bill to set targets for greenhouse gas reductions in 2021

Each sector of the economy will have its own target, will be set as soon as next autumn

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
27th September, 2020
It willbe up to the Minister for Climate Change and his cabinet colleagues to adopt a Climate Action Plan which will decide the individual emissions targets for each sector

Ministers will be held to account for the carbon emissions of their respective sectors as part of the new Climate Action Bill being prepared by Eamon Ryan.

Targets for how much greenhouse gas emissions each sector of the economy will be allowed produce could be set as soon as next autumn under the new bill, which is due to be published in the next fortnight.

The bill was one of the key demands of the...

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