The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is currently seeking farmer views that can feed into the development of its climate action plan for agriculture. The purpose of the plan is very much apparent by its name: Ag-Climatise, a National Climate and Air Roadmap for the Agriculture Sector to 2030 and Beyond, with the consultation period closing on Friday 10 January 2020.

Minister Creed said: “The importance of addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions has been reflected in the recent All-of-Government Climate Action Plan 2019 which has clearly set out the ambition for Ireland. The agricultural sector will play its part in the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy and society of the future, while also taking advantage of the opportunities that this challenge present.”