Government set to increase agricultural carbon reduction target by 2%

The government is expected to set a carbon reduction target for agriculture at 24% to 26%.

That’s according to a report by the Irish Farmers Journal.

The Green Party had sought a target of 30%, but a lower compromise is more likely.

President of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association, Pat McCormack, says farmers are making an effort to reduce their footprint:

“I’d be very very disappointed that the government wouldn’t have come up with a minimum reduction which was the option of 22%. We have a lot of plans implemented and some of them have progressed substantially, and plans that are in the pipeline need time to materialize on the ground.”


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