Republic’s mixed results in climate-change assessment

An independent scorecard of the Government’s progress on climate change and the environment has given it 8.5 out of 10 on waste policies but only four out of 10 on agriculture and forestry.

Dr Paul Deane of MaREI at University College Cork, Dr Cara Augustenborg of UCD and Prof Diarmuid Torney of DCU spent some months assessing what progress had been made and compiling them into a report card. 

Dr Deane said conducting such an exercise was very insightful and gave something more than “piecemeal individual assessments”. He said he actually changed his mind on a number of areas. He said he was impressed with the breadth of the policy but disappointed with the pace of implementation.

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