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Ireland at Risk of Missing Climate Targets as Plans Sputter

  • ‘Urgent’ execution of policies, new measures needed, EPA says
  • Uncertainty over agriculture meeting ‘even lower end’ targets
Operations at the port of Dublin. 

Operations at the port of Dublin. 

Photographer: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Ireland will fail to meet climate action targets unless it speeds up its emission-reduction policies, particularly for the agriculture and transport sectors, the nation’s Environmental Protection Agency warned.

“Urgent implementation of all climate plans and policies, plus further new measures are needed” in order for Ireland to be on track to reach climate neutrality by 2050, the EPA said in a report published Wednesday. “The current pace of implementation will not achieve the change required” to meet climate targets.