More grants for driving environmentally friendly cars, improving home insulation and running carbon-efficient farms are among proposals being tabled as part of the Irish bid to fight climate change.
The Cabinet will today hold a special meeting and Climate Change Minister Denis Naughten will brief colleagues on a new National Mitigation Plan.
Among the ideas to be put forward by the minister is a new electric car-sharing scheme modelled on Dublin Bikes.
More than 100 electric vehicles will be available for hire in Dublin and Cork.
The mitigation plan, seen by the Irish Independent, highlights the massive challenge facing the agricultural sector.
It also warns that there would have to be a further examination of the impact of a carbon tax on people's behaviour.
Action points in the plan also commit the Government to:
In a foreword for the plan, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says: "Climate change is one of the biggest global challenges of this century."