Climate Change

Ireland ‘seriously underperforming’ on tackling climate change

Social Justice Ireland said the country is failing to sustain the planet’s environment and resources

The Sustainable Progress Index ranked Ireland 9th of 14 EU countries when it came to addressing climate challenges. Picture by Fergal Phillips.

Ireland ranked 8th out of 14 comparable EU countries in the Sustainable Progress Index, which was published by Social Justice Ireland on Monday. The index ranked Ireland 9th on economy, 6th on society, and 9th on climate under its three primary criteria.

Dr Seán Healy of Social Justice Ireland said: “Ireland is still seriously underperforming in areas such as poverty, inequality and climate action, and this is dragging our overall ranking down even though we ...