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Climate council chair ‘absolutely confident’ agriculture will meet its targets
Rachel Donovan
Climate Change Advisory Council chair Marie Donnelly said Ireland is in a period of acceleration and urgency when it comes to climate change.
17 November 2022 News
Forestry should be 'part and parcel' of farming
Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council Marie Donnelly looks at what climate neutrality would look like for Ireland's land sector.
12 October 2022 News
Bord na Móna to source biomethane
Chairperson of the Climate Change Advisory Council Marie Donnelly said that bioenergy will become an option for farmers to diversify away from livestock production.
Emissions trends in agriculture and land use ‘not promising’
An increasing dairy herd and a higher-emitting sheep sector rose agricultural emissions in 2021.
6 September 2022 Climate and environment
Professors push back on carbon ceilings
While everyone welcomed the intention of the Government to create a ceiling, it is clear farmers are not clear on what will happen next.
10 August 2022 Viewpoints
Climate targets only amount to 43% reduction overall, not 51% – CCAC
The Climate Change Advisory Council has claimed that the emissions reductions announced on Thursday only amount to a reduction of 43% rather than the intended 51%.
Proposed targets for a reduction in agricultural emissions
"Reducing agricultural emissions is a very complex issue" - Gerard Doherty, Glenmore, Co Kilkenny.
27 July 2022 Letters
What emissions reduction targets mean for Irish agriculture
KPMG economic impact assessment shows Irish agriculture can achieve an 18% reduction in emissions but further cuts will carry a huge cost.
27 July 2022 News
Adapting to climate change in Ireland 'overshadowed' by mitigation
The climate of the future is set to get much worse with more frequent and extreme heatwaves, flooding and coastal surges, the Climate Change Advisory Council has said.
20 July 2022 News
Farming’s emissions target could get green light next Wednesday - Ryan
Minister Eamon Ryan did not make any indication of where on the 22% to 30% scale that the target will fall.
Billions of euro at stake in carbon emission ceilings negotiations
As Government nears agreement on the sectoral emissions ceilings, Anne Finnegan, policy analyst, examines the potential implications for farming.
15 June 2022 News