“No we’re not,” said Tom Arnold director general of the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), who was speaking at the launch of a new report into tackling climate change earlier this week.

The IIEA and RDS report, “A Climate-Smart Pathway for Irish Agricultural Development”, set out areas where Ireland needs to improve in order to address climate change concerns. The report took 18 months to draft and identifies agriculture as being a sector which needs to make improvements.