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"Draft climate change legislation to tighten carbon pledges" - Irish Times

23 Apr 2014

Harry McGee, The Irish Times

Bill will include binding commitment to targets set by EU and UN up to 2050

Draft climate change legislation to be published today contains several key changes that will tighten the State’s obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The heads of the Climate Action and Low-Carbon Development Bill will be unveiled today by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan.

Earlier versions of the planned legislation were criticised by a number of organisations campaigning in this area because they contained no specific medium-term or long- term targets for the key dates of 2030 and 2050.

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