Climate law must support agri-food

IFA Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman Harold Kingston has called on Environment Minister Alan Kelly to stand on the Government’s commitment that climate legislation would not impact on the future development of Ireland’s carbon efficient agri-food sector.

IFA Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman Harold Kingston has called on Environment Minister Alan Kelly to stand on the Government’s commitment that climate legislation would not impact on the future development of Ireland’s carbon efficient agri-food sector.

Reacting to inclusion of a climate change bill in the Government’s priority legislative list he said, “IFA does not support divisive climate legislation that focuses on notional and unachievable targets.

“It is more worthwhile to focus on resource efficiency measures.”