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Poll: Do you think Ireland will meet its emissions targets?

For the first time, the Irish government is due to implement three carbon budgets.

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THE FIRST PROPOSED Carbon Budget was sent to Government yesterday after long deliberations over its recommendations on how Ireland should chart its path to reducing emissions.

For the first time, the Irish government is due to implement three carbon budgets, each covering five years, that set out limits on emissions from specific sectors.

The budget, which will last until 2025, allows for a total of 295 million tonnes (Mt) of CO2 emissions between now and then.

Between 2026 and 2030, the limit is 200 Mt, and the provisional carbon budget for 2031 to 2035 allocates 151 Mt.

Minister Eamon Ryan said: “This will be challenging and will require fundamental changes in many parts of Irish life, but it is also an opportunity to create a cleaner, greener economy and society that cuts emissions, creates jobs and protects our people and the planet.”

Today, we’re asking: Do you think Ireland will meet its targets in reducing emissions? 


Poll Results:

No (9441)
Yes (720)
I don't know/I've no opinion  (560)



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