The Department of Agriculture spent €25,000 on a glossy magazine highlighting its action on tackling climate change. Last month 100,000 copies of the A to Z of Climate Action were distributed in the Irish Independent with the department’s logo on the front. The full colour 46 page booklet featured sections on biodiversity, hedgerows, knowledge transfer and extreme weather. Ciarán Cuffe, the Green Party MEP, described the booklet as a “puff piece” and called on the government to properly address emissions from farming. “What we do need is leadership from government. So far they have been found lacking, a lot of spin but not enough substance,” he said.
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