Government must be more ambitious if Ireland is to be at the centre of the new clean industrial revolution
Responding to the publication of the Government’s National Mitigation Plan, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan TD said: “There is nothing new in the National Climate Mitigation Plan published today. The Government says it wants to put the issue centre stage but their report lacks any detail on how we are going to achieve our emissions reduction targets.
“There are plenty of plans for yet more reviews, consultations, and further economic analysis but precious little commitment to direct climate action that would set us on the right road. There is a lot of attention as to what the individual citizen might be able to do but no bold plans from the State that will make it easier for everyone to do the right thing.
“If the Government really wanted to put Ireland at the centre of the clean industrial revolution that is starting to take hold, then they would be willing to take the sort of immediate bold measures suggested below that would show our real intent:
“We look forward to taking part in the proposed National Climate Dialogue and to holding the Government to account in how the climate agenda is delivered within the new National Capital Plan and National Planning Framework. We have everything to gain by promoting a just transition to a new low carbon economic model and everything to lose if we do not meet this great climate change challenge.”