Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Richard Bruton will lead a discussion at the Ploughing on the Climate Action Plan published in June earlier this year.

Some of the key elements of the plan include:

  • Implementing a suite of measures to improve nitrogen use efficiency.
  • Improving on-farm slurry management.
  • Increasing productivity and resilience of the national forest estate and tree species.
  • Minister Bruton said: “Agriculture is Ireland’s largest single source of greenhouse gas but is also Ireland’s single greatest carbon sink. I look forward to discussing how new farming methods and new opportunities in the bio-economy can strengthen the resilience and sustainability of our land use.”

    Those in attendance can learn more about the Climate Action Plan and how they can get involved by visiting the Government of Ireland Environment and Sustainability marquee in the Government of Ireland Village.

    Other marquees will house the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, who will be informing visitors of the range of home and agri-business energy efficiency grants and measures available, and the Environmental Protection Agency, which will be showcasing info and initiatives in relation to farm waste and septic tanks, food waste, and other sustainability initiatives.

    Over the course of the three days, the Government of Ireland will host:

  • Daily Brexit readiness workshops.
  • Ministerial panel discussions.
  • Discussions on topics such as women in sport.