Climate & Environment

‘Limit’ to how much agricultural emissions can be reduced without cutting national herd

‘Significant challenges’ around reduction of methane within Ireland’s pasture-based livestock production system, TDs to hear

The agriculture sector has to reduce emissions substantially under the Climate Action Plan

Ireland has limited scope to achieve its emissions reduction targets without reducing the number of cows, the Department of Agriculture is to tell TDs and senators this morning.

The number of animals will have to be reduced if emissions from agriculture are to come down beyond the current legally binding 30 per cent reduction target, set out in the Climate Action Plan, the department has said in a submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Environment ...