Friday August 7, 2020

Labour goes greener with ambitious climate targets

Policies raise eyebrows among the Greens as the parties compete for middle-class, liberal voters

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
23rd January, 2020
Brendan Howlin: the Green Party has long been regarded as a serious threat to his party’s support, particularly among middle-class, liberal voters. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Labour has announced an ambitious climate change plan in an apparent effort to win back voters from the Green Party.

While the government’s Climate Action Plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, Labour wants a legally required target of 50 per cent.

Brendan Howlin’s party also said that would require public agencies to become carbon-neutral by 2030.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Fianna Fáil fears that some Green TDs do not want to be in office during what is increasingly likely to be a time of tough economic conditions

Michael Brennan | 4 months ago

In response to TDs’ complaints, a process of ‘peeling back the onion’ will examine how Fianna Fáil lost eight of its 45 seats

Michael Brennan | 4 months ago

Leo Varadkar will have to jettison several ministers if the party agrees to a coalition with Fianna Fáil

Michael Brennan | 4 months ago