Climate change ‘key’ to Irish govt programme

The minister of state at the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government has claimed that tackling climate change is a "key element" of the Irish government's programme.


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Addressing the Climate Change and Systematics conference at Trinity College in Dublin, Michael Kitt T.D admitted that although Ireland could make little change by itself, it wanted to take a positive role in world affairs.

“We as a developed nation are committed to playing a positive role in tackling the causes of climate change and reducing our emissions,” Mr Kitt said.

He noted that the government had already introduced a carbon budget, as well as imposing new building regulations and created new light efficiency standards.

At the end of July the Department closed a consultation with businesses around the proposed “Directive of Industrial Emissions” which hoped to clarify the situation further for Irish businesses and apply minimum standards country wide for industrial emissions.

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