Friday 18 October 2019

Heated debate: Protesters in Parliament Square in London demand action on the climate. PHOTO: PRESS ASSOCIATION

Paul Melia: 'Project is a small step in right direction - but our politicians should be leading by example' 

The €77m allocated to seven flagship climate projects will reduce emissions by 200,000 tonnes a year. This represents a cut of 0.33pc, and is clearly a drop in the ocean. That said, it is a positive signal from Government. It is investing in projects aimed at decarbonising the economy, and all of the projects have the potential to be scaled up, the district heating systems in particular.