Photo taken at: Skellig Michael
The Irish government recently set up a new legislative committee to address climate change and national energy use. The committee will play a central role in drafting a climate plan to help Ireland achieve the emissions reductions and increased use of renewable energy it has promised to the @eucouncil by 2030. Historically, Ireland has lagged behind much of Europe when it comes to addressing climate change and tackling the country’s rising carbon emissions. But this new committee promises to help shift Ireland’s climate trajectory. Additionally, the Irish Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill just cleared its final legislative hurdle, meaning Ireland will become the first country to divest public money from fossil fuel assets. These two legislative moves put Ireland on the map of nations leading the fight against climate change.