The government excels at climate rhetoric, but fails dismally at climate action
Confirmation that our climate action targets will not be met should not come as a surprise, according to Social Democrats Climate Spokesperson Jennifer Whitmore.
“According to the EPA, we have no hope of meeting our 2030 climate action targets. Instead of a reduction of emissions of 51%, in the best case scenario emissions will only drop by 29%.
“Almost every sector is going to miss its target – including agriculture, transport and industry. The projections of such wholesale failure are extremely alarming – but not surprising. Every climate action target the government has set, since coming to power, has been missed.
“The government excels at climate rhetoric, but fails dismally at climate action. Climate Minister Eamon Ryan must now tell us how he intends to turn this around.
“We have less than seven years to meet our legally binding climate targets. If we fail, not only will be country face a significant financial penalty, but our natural world and biodiversity will suffer irreversible harm.
2 June, 2023