Farmers and rural communities could be galvanised to help tackle climate change with help from the GAA, the environment minister has said. Richard Bruton said that people needed to be encouraged to buy electric vehicles and change their home heating systems at a grassroots level. He suggested that a partnership with the GAA should be introduced to provide those in rural areas with accurate information on climate change. Engaging with beef and dairy farmers to “get a consensus” on what needed to be done to reduce each citizen’s carbon footprint was vital, Mr Bruton said.
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