State privately admits ‘not feasible’ to cut methane by 30%

Internal government documents call into question agriculture sector’s ability reduce emissions by 25 per cent by 2030

The EPA has said that no credible pathway has been established by the Department of Agriculture towards achieving a 30 per cent reduction in methane emissions

It is “not feasible” for Ireland to cut methane emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, as committed to at the United Nations climate conference in 2021, internal government briefing documents show.

The documents, released under Freedom of Information, call into question the agriculture sector’s ability to meet its target of reducing emissions by 25 per cent by the end of the decade.

Briefing material prepared for Charlie McConalogue, the Minister for Agriculture, as he ...