TU Dublin Grangegorman, Grangegorman Lower, Arran Quay, Dublin.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and cabinet colleagues launch the Government’s ‘Climate Action Plan to Tackle Climate Breakdown’.
The Government aims to bring 950,000 electric vehicles into circulation as part of the Climate Action Plan, which has been published this afternoon.
It also plans to introduce legislation to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2030, and to roll out a nationwide charging system for electric vehicles.
Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton described the plan as “ambitious but realistic”.
He said it identified how Ireland would achieve its 2030 targets for carbon emissions, and put the country “on a trajectory to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050”.
The first hybrid Dublin buses have arrived. This one will be in service on the 25 to Lucan later this week. We took it down to Grangegorman for the launch of the Govt’s Climate Plan. We want to pass our planet on to the next generation in a better condition than we inherited it. pic.twitter.com/zBfRnp0nXc
— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) June 17, 2019