Climate & Environment
Tensions flare in government over carbon emissions cuts
Senior Greens insist the farming sector must reach a level of 30% cuts, but Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil want the figure closer to 22%, due to pressure from farmers and rural backbenchers
Tensions are mounting within the coalition over the scale of the carbon emissions cuts that farmers will be required to deliver, with Green Party sources warning that any compromise on the move could be “a real problem”.
The 2030 sectoral emissions cuts for agriculture must fall into a range of between 22 and 30 per cent. While senior figures in the the Green Party are insisting that the sector must be asked to reach the ...