Backtracking on climate change - Irish Times editorial
4 Nov 2011
AND SO, it has come to pass. After weeks of speculation in environmental circles, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has finally come clean and announced that he has no intention of introducing legislation to set out Ireland's stall on how we are going to tackle the fundamental challenge of climate change. This is despite a firm commitment in the Fine Gael-Labour programme for government to "publish a Climate Change Bill which will provide certainty surrounding Government policy and provide a clear pathway for emissions reductions, in line with negotiated EU 2020 targets".