The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D. has welcomed the launch of the climate action plan, which sets out ambitious targets to combat climate disruption.
“I have no doubt that the sector once again will rise to this challenge and reduce emissions so that Ireland remains a world leader in sustainable climate smart food production.” he said.
The all-of-Government plan, which contains 183 actions in total, challenges the agricultural sector to increase the delivery of solutions to both enhance productivity and reduce emissions.
It also provides opportunities for carbon removal through land management and sets balanced targets in terms of reducing emissions, as well as crediting the agriculture sector with the significant investment to-date in afforestation.
One of the targets as part of the plan, is to reduce agricultural emissions by between 10-15% by the year 2030.
The full details of the climate action plan can be found at gov.ie.