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Regional IFA chair claims emission reductions for sector are 'next to impossible' to achieve

Jul 29, 2022 13:07 By News Northern Sound
Regional IFA chair claims emission reductions for sector are 'next to impossible' to achieve Regional IFA chair claims emission reductions for sector are 'next to impossible' to achieve
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Frank Brady warned of a food shortage and said these emission targets will exacerbate these issues.

Emission reductions of 25 per cent for the agriculture sector is "not acceptable" and "next to impossible" to achieve.

That's according to the IFA's Ulster/North Leinster Chair, Frank Brady, who claims that farming is the "only sector being targeted".

He added that a lot of things add to emissions, including a lack of public transport in rural Ireland which forces people to use cars, but "farmers are seen as the butt of all that is wrong".

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Speaking to Northern Sound, Frank Brady warned of a food shortage and said these emission targets will exacerbate these issues.

He also claimed that the Green Party wants to "hit the farmers":

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Green Party leader and Environment Minister Eamon Ryann says the climate doesn't have time for a 'political compromise', and added that changes are necessary for all sectors of the economy:

 

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