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Ireland Off-Track When It Comes To Meeting Emission Reduction

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03:25 2 Jun 2023

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Ireland is off-track when it comes to meeting its emission reductions, with almost all sectors set to miss 2030 targets.

The latest report by the Environmental Protection Agency predicts emissions will only fall by of 29 per cent, instead of 51 per cent.

The state's environmental watchdog says Ireland is only on course to cut emissions by 29 per cent by 2030.

The EPA, says the agriculture, electricity and transport sectors are among the areas set to miss the mark.

Programme Director with the EPA, Mary Frances Rochford, says immediate steps are needed in the short term, if we're to achieve goals set for the end of the decade.

Friends of the Earth has described the EPA's Green House Gas Emissions report as the 'kick up the backside' the government needs.

Chief executive Oisin Coughlan says although today's report is bad news, real action from government could turn the situation around

Campaigners are urging the government to make 'less polluting' options for transport and energy more affordable and accessible.

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