Climate Action Plan

‘Pathway’ to reducing emissions outlined at National Dairy Conference

‘Pathway’ to reducing emissions outlined at National Dairy Conference

The recently released Climate Action Plan outlined the emission reduction targets for each sector, including agriculture. Speaking at the first...

November 23, 2021

Environment committee to discuss carbon budgets today

Environment committee to discuss carbon budgets today

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action will meet today (Tuesday, November 16) to discuss carbon budgets and...

November 16, 2021

‘Essential that the state follows through’ on Climate Action Plan – An Taisce

‘Essential that the state follows through’ on Climate Action Plan – An Taisce

Environmental agency, An Taisce, has said that it is “essential” that the state “follows through with the leadership” in terms...

November 8, 2021

Climate Action Plan: Need for immediate microgeneration supports

Climate Action Plan: Need for immediate microgeneration supports

The Micro Renewable Energy Federation (MREF) has welcomed commitments set out in the new Climate Action Plan 2021, to support...

November 5, 2021

Rural communities ‘the big loser’ in Climate Action Plan

Rural communities ‘the big loser’ in Climate Action Plan

Rural communities “will be the big loser” in the Climate Action Plan 2021, according to one group of independent TDs....

November 5, 2021

‘Real fear’ in rural areas over measures needed to address climate change

‘Real fear’ in rural areas over measures needed to address climate change

Irish Rural Link (IRL) said it is concerned about the impact the Climate Action Plan will have on rural communities...

November 5, 2021

Tillage area increase ‘obvious solution’ to hitting climate targets – IGGG

Tillage area increase ‘obvious solution’ to hitting climate targets – IGGG

Increasing the area under tillage in Ireland is “one obvious solution” to meeting targets set out in the Climate Action...

November 5, 2021

Climate Action Plan: Agri sector ‘needs time and support’

Climate Action Plan: Agri sector ‘needs time and support’

Co-operatives and their farmer members “stand ready and willing to play their part” in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture,...

November 5, 2021

How have farm organisations reacted to the Climate Action Plan?

How have farm organisations reacted to the Climate Action Plan?

Yesterday (November 4), the government published its Climate Action Plan which confirmed that the agriculture sector will have to cut...

November 5, 2021

Climate Action Plan: Focus on national herd is an ‘obsession’ – Taoiseach

Climate Action Plan: Focus on national herd is an ‘obsession’ – Taoiseach

The Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, would not be drawn on the future of the national herd at a press conference earlier...

November 4, 2021

37-58% emissions reduction confirmed for land use and forestry

37-58% emissions reduction confirmed for land use and forestry

Changing the way we use our land – how we farm it and what we grow on it – will...

November 4, 2021

Climate Action Plan: What measures are in store to cut farm emissions?

Climate Action Plan: What measures are in store to cut farm emissions?

The Climate Action Plan 2021 was released today (Thursday, November 4), outlining how Ireland will reduce its overall national emissions...

November 4, 2021

22%-30% emissions reduction for agriculture by 2030 confirmed

22%-30% emissions reduction for agriculture by 2030 confirmed

The government has confirmed that the agriculture sector will have to cut its greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions by between 22%...

November 4, 2021

Emissions reduction: Targets for 5 main sectors emerge

Emissions reduction: Targets for 5 main sectors emerge

An announcement will be made by the government today, Thursday, November 4, outlining the percentages each sector will be asked...

November 4, 2021

Emissions reduction target for agriculture to be 21%-30%

Emissions reduction target for agriculture to be 21%-30%

Emissions from agriculture in Ireland will have to be reduced by between 21% and 30% by 2030, Agriland understands. Under...

October 16, 2021

‘Outlook for the dairy sector is very positive with challenges’ – Stephen Arthur

‘Outlook for the dairy sector is very positive with challenges’ – Stephen Arthur

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) recently elected Stephen Arthur as the new chairperson of the IFA National Dairy Committee. Arthur,...

April 26, 2021

Gerry Boyle: Dairy and beef farmers are interdependent

Gerry Boyle: Dairy and beef farmers are interdependent

Dairy and beef farmers need to recognise their interdependence to overcome future challenges. The recent Climate Action Bill will present...

March 31, 2021

Biogenic methane to be taken into account in revised Climate Action Bill

Biogenic methane to be taken into account in revised Climate Action Bill

Government and the Climate Change Advisory Council must take account of biogenic methane in setting emission targets under climate budgets...

March 23, 2021