Ireland targets 25% cut in agriculture emissions but farmers voice anger

Government sets binding objectives across sectors to slash overall carbon emissions by 51% by 2030

Ireland has committed to a 25% cut in greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture by 2030 after a bitter political battle between farmers, business groups and environmentalists.

The coalition government on Thursday announced binding sectoral targets to slash overall carbon emissions by 51% by 2030, a daunting challenge for a country that has consistently missed climate goals, making it per capita one of the world highest emitters.

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