Sunday 24 September 2017

Plan vague on efforts to combat the 'challenge' of climate change

Moneypoint in Co Clare is Ireland's largest electricity generation station
Moneypoint in Co Clare is Ireland's largest electricity generation station
Paul Melia

Paul Melia

A commitment to support a 65pc increase in food production under the Foodwise 2025 programme, coupled with promises to protect turf-cutting rights, compete with a pressing need to tackle climate change.

This is despite climate change being described in the documents published on the plan for government as needing "radical and ambitious thinking".

The plan promises to "examine" and "focus" on solutions to reduce emissions across the entire economy, but on agriculture - among our biggest source - the pledge is vague.

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