The Government is clearly not prepared to make the tough decisions required to deal with climate change
The agreement of a 25% reduction in carbon emissions for the agricultural sector represents a shocking failure by Government to listen to the science, according to Social Democrats Climate Spokesperson Jennifer Whitmore.
“The decision to put in place a target of 25% reduction in agriculture emissions represents a failure by Government to listen to the science and shows a shocking lack of leadership.
“This deal clearly demonstrates Government are not prepared to, or capable of, making the tough decisions required to deal with climate change.
“Instead, they have chosen to ignore the independent advice and this deal has fallen far short of the target needed for us to meet our climate targets.
“Unfortunately, it appears, Government ministers and TDs were more interested in protecting their seats rather than protecting the environment and the future of our rural communities.
“The onus is now on the Government to clearly spell out which sector is going to have to make up for this shortfall and their lack of ambition when it comes to agricultural reform and climate action.”
28 July, 2022