Farmers in the Republic of Ireland will need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030 under a government climate action plan officially approved on Thursday. The action plan also envisages a 50 per cent reduction in transport pollution and a 75 per cent reduction in the power sector.
According to the government, a significant package of support measures has been planned from this year’s budget to support farmers in this transition.
However, this action plan is not unanimous, with the Irish Farmers’ Association previously warning that the pollution reduction target would be a devastating blow to Irish agriculture and the rural economy: “The government has adopted a target that has no way of meeting the target or a budget to help farmers reduce emissions”Tim Cullinan, president of the IFA, said before adding: “Farmers across the country are rightly concerned about what this means for their future,” he said, adding that “any attempt to undermine farmers’ livelihoods or the survival of the sector is strongly opposed by the IFA.”
This situation in Ireland is reminiscent of the Dutch Action Plan announced by the Dutch government in September 2021, again clarified on 10 June, reducing it to 30 % More than 100 million pigs, cattle and poultry are estimated to limit nitrogen oxide emissions and meet the Netherlands’ environmental targets. until protester Against this government action.
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