Govt Environmental Strategy Described As A 'Complete Failure'

The government's strategy to reduce Ireland's carbon emissions has been described as a "complete failure".

Commenting Labour Senator Humphreys said: "The Minister has admitted that we are 99% short of our emissions targets set for 2020. This was admitted while announcing seven programmes in receipt of Climate Action Fund monies, which is welcome, but leave a feeling of 'too little, too late'.

"The Minister says that he wants Ireland to be a leader in climate change action, yet his government turned down the opportunity to lead on the issue in the last Budget when they refused to introduce a Carbon Tax.

"The reality is that this government talks a big talk on climate change, but when it comes down to delivering they have failed, yet again."

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