Environment Correspondent. Caroline reports on a wide range of environment related topics from the climate crisis and conservation to the built environment, energy, extractive industries, pollution, the policies causing problems and the people trying to effect change. Prior to joining Independent News & Media in 2019, Caroline had a roving brief nationally and internationally during almost three decades in journalism.
Waking up the morning after the agreement on government formation, the world appeared no greener than the day before. But if the agreement is fully implemented, its in-built aim of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 7pc a year will have an impact on many aspects of our lives.
Its primary aim might be to form a government rather than transform a country, but the green element of the draft agreement between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party has the potential to bring about major change in how Ireland lives and works.
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