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# Carbon Budget

Last year
# Climate
'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil
A motion to approve the budgets passed through the Dáil without a vote due to little opposition.
# Oireachtas
'There isn't any time to lose': Committee chair defends ambition of proposed carbon budgets
Senator Alice-Mary Higgins said the proposed budgets “can be strengthened” but TD Brian Leddin said more ambition is not “realistic”.
# Emissions
Oireachtas climate committee votes in favour of approving proposed carbon budgets
The proposed budgets setting out limits on greenhouse gas emissions still need the green-light from government.
# Accountability
Ireland's Climate Action Delivery Board met only once between 2020 and 2021
The Board was tasked with holding public bodies accountable on climate action.
# Sectoral Ceilings
22% emissions reduction in agriculture 'challenging but achievable' - farmers' association
The Climate Action Plan proposed that the agriculture sector reduces its emissions by 22% to 30% by 2030.
# Emissions
Proposed carbon budgets need to go further to reach climate targets, Oireachtas Committee told
Experts say the carbon budgets need to be stronger to achieve Ireland’s climate goals by 2030.
# Climate
Oireachtas Committee urged to recommend approval of Ireland's first carbon budgets
TDs and senators are examining the proposed caps on Ireland’s emissions between now and 2035 over three days of meetings.
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# Explainer
'Both challenging and not ambitious enough': Why the carbon budgets are a huge deal for Ireland
Ireland’s first proposed carbon budgets were finalised yesterday.
# Emissions targets
Hauliers to consider protests over carbon budget targets amid rising operating costs
Transport companies are already being hammered by rising costs, said the Irish Road Haulage Association.
# Carbon Budget
Poll: Do you think Ireland will meet its emissions targets?
For the first time, the Irish government is due to implement three carbon budgets.
# climate action
Eamon Ryan says carbon budget a 'significant milestone' in efforts to tackle climate change
The first proposed carbon budget was sent to the minister yesterday after long deliberations.
# climate action
'Failing to act would have grave consequences': Proposed carbon budget charts new climate path
The carbon budget would see Ireland’s emissions fall by 95 million tonnes between 2021-2025 and 2026-2030.