Climate Action Plan to tackle climate breakdown
Climate disruption is already having diverse and wide ranging impacts on Ireland's environment, society, economic and natural resources. On 17 June 2019, the Government launched the Climate Action Plan which sets out an ambitious course of action over the coming years to address this issue.
The document emphasises nearly 200 actions that Ireland must take to reach current climate change targets. Ireland has declared a climate and biodiversity emergency at this time because the country is off target for emissions. The document describes multiple tactics to approach the goal of decarbonisation in major sectors such as electricity, transport, built environment, industries, and agriculture.
The SFA, along with Ibec, have the unique responsibility to create a community of groups that advocate and are held accountable for holding true to a low carbon trajectory. In our last member ezine we called for members to have your say on what you would like to do with revenues from Carbon Tax. We recently submitted this to the Department of Finance as part of their consultation which is currently in review. The SFA will continue to monitor the issue and update members appropriately as more information arrives. Find out more information and download a copy of the Climate Action Plan.