Let it out.
The Tánaiste said that “climate-shaming” of farmers should stop.
There was an increase in agriculture emissions last year, but decrease the year before, Mr Varadkar said.
“We’re determined to bring farmers and rural communities with us when it comes to making this change,” he said.
“What we now have is certainty for farmers. We have a climate plan. They know exactly what they have been asked to do,” he said.
Varadkar: ‘We have a duty to do our part’ on climate (RTÉ)
Previously: Breaking Wind
Taoiseach Micheál Martin is currently addressing the COP26 summit on Climate Change.
“We have enacted legislation to put a legally binding target of reducing our emissions by 2030 to 51% below 2018 levels. We will reach climate neutrality by 2050.
“We are working closely with our EU partners in the green transition that will make Europe the first climate-neutral continent.
“We are implementing a statutory system of carbon budgeting and emissions ceilings for each sector of the economy.”
More as we get it.
Micheal Martin Addresses COP26 (RTÈ)
Ballyconneely, Connemara, county Galway
Dublin tourists Leah Farrell and Devin McCarthy (top) are joined by cattle as they chill out on Mannin Bay Beach.
The current Indian Summer (waycist!) is expected to last into next week.
Milk would be a bad choice.
RTÉ Prime Time.
This herd is small, but that one is far away.
(How close is Ireland to herd immunity? (Mark Coughlan, RTE)
Mullaghmore, County Sligo.
Unidentified beach, County Mayo.
Via Kev L Smith
From top: cows; today’s Irish Times front page lead story
The IPCC concluded that eating less meat, especially in developed countries, and reducing food waste was an effective method to help reduce global warming. It predicts this action would save millions of square kilometres of land being degraded by farming.
The findings led to calls on the Government from climate campaigners and the Green Party to draw up a national land-use plan to help redirect agriculture and to set out how afforestation could help reduce carbon emissions..
Climate experts say Ireland is too reliant on cows (Irish Times)
It’s a start.
Mount Usher Garden, Avoca Cafe, Ashford, County Wicklow.
Models Corina Coughlan (top left) and Aine Dwan (above) launch the bovine-heavy ‘Eoin O’Connor at Tipperary Crystal Collection’.
Eoin is known for his brightly-painted cows. which will now feature on cups, place mats and whatnot from Tipperary Crystal, who say:
From concept to reality, the collection was over a year in development and required extensive input and collaboration between Eoin and our internal design team.’
Dresses by Synan O’Mahony.
Leon Farrell /Photocall Ireland