Climate & Environment

CCAC warns urgent action needed on firms’ carbon emissions

EPA research shows we are on track to cut emissions by only 12.8 per cent by 2030 instead of government’s target of 35 per cent

‘EPA projections to 2030 indicate that the first two carbon budgets present a significant challenge based upon existing and planned measures, with significant gaps to meeting targets.’ Picture: Getty

The government has been warned that there are “significant gaps” in its plan to slash Irish businesses’ carbon emissions by 35 per cent by 2030, with urgent action needed if the sector has any hope of reaching its targets.

In a stark warning issued to the Department of Enterprise, the Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) highlighted research from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which estimated that emissions from Irish industry would fall by just 12.8 ...