Climate & Environment

Action stations: Turning Ireland’s climate ambitions into reality

Our national targets for reducing emissions, set out in the new Climate Action Plan, are now among the most ambitious in the world – and each sector has specific carbon budgets and pathways to deliver on by 2025 – but how achievable are they?

Just over a week ago, Eamon Ryan was appointed to lead the EU’s negotiations on the crucial, and highly contentious, issue of how to pay for the damage caused by climate change-induced natural disasters in developing countries.

It made the Minister for the Environment one of the most influential people at the United Nations COP 27 conference in Egypt. But even as Ryan found himself working from early morning until late into the night on ...