Ireland’s failure to hit its emissions targets for the third year in a row shows that the government needs to get serious about tackling climate change, activists have said. Friends of the Earth said that new figures published by the Environmental Protection Agency said the only way that the government would be held to account was if targets were made legally binding. Figures published by the agency yesterday showed that Ireland again missed it annual greenhouse gas emissions limit set by the EU, exceeding its target by five million tonnes. Ireland’s total emissions for the year were the equivalent of 60.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide. This was down 0.2 per cent on last year.
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