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Ambitious climate bill to become law in Ireland

Ambitious climate bill to become law in Ireland

The bill would commit Ireland to cut emissions 51% between 2018 and 2030

Ireland’s government agrees on climate bill to set 2050 net zero goal in law.

The bill would commit Ireland to cut emissions 51% between 2018 and 2030. The new law will require the government to adopt five-year carbon budgets across all sectors over the next 15 years, and ministers will be required to appear before a climate committee each year to report on how individual sectors have performed.

Not every country is willing to commit this far, and this is all the more impressive given that it is coalitiion government in Ireland.

Of course it is easy to state, and will be difficult to achieve. But intentions and commitments do count for something, don't they?

 


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