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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Climate budgets will require ‘fundamental changes to Irish life’ – Ryan

Minister for the Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan has said the proposed carbon budgets by the Climate Advisory Council will require “fundamental changes to Irish life”.

The climate budgets will be a big part of Irelands goal of cutting emissions in more than half by the year 2030, then the ultimate goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

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In a statement issued by Government, Minister Ryan shared the belief that these new cuts would result in a significant impact on people’s lives.

“When we passed the Climate Act in July we embedded the process of carbon budgeting into law,” Ryan said.

“The Act also strengthened the role of the Climate Change Advisory Council, to empower this independent body to do this important work, based on the most up-to-date climate science.”

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“These first carbon budgets are a significant milestone in our efforts to tackle climate change,” he continued.

“There will be different targets for each sector, based on their respective starting points and the relative difficulty, cost, speed and benefits of reducing emissions.

He said every sector, and society as a whole, will need to play their part.

IMAGE – “Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan” by The Green Party / Comhaontas Glas is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0/PxHere

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