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Government warned to act on climate change

29 Sep 2008


The Government risks inflicting long-term damage on the economy unless urgent action is taken to tackle climate change.

The stark warning is contained in a new report from the policy think-tank, the Institute of International and European Affairs.

The report argues Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions need to be drastically reduced by what are termed radical measures, such as a carbon tax on fuels.

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency reported that Ireland's emissions were significantly worse than previously thought; urgent and radical change was required.

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