Ireland Faces A Million Euro Fine For Failing To Meet Its Targets

- Dec 08, 2017-

China has reported a 7% increase in greenhouse gas emissions since 2015 and is not expected to meet its 2020 target, according to a report by the us environmental protection agency (EPA).The country faces a green fine of millions of euros.

According to the EPA report, in 2016, Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions rose 3.5% compared with the same period last year, as the economy grew.The increase in carbon emissions in the three major sectors was particularly significant, with agriculture increasing 2.7 percent, transportation by 3.7 percent and the energy sector by 6.1 percent.

Eimear Cotter, director of the EPA's office of environmental sustainability, said Ireland did not take adequate measures to match economic growth, leading to a sharp rise in carbon emissions."Ireland needs to drastically reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and radically improve energy efficiency.The country must optimize agricultural production to ensure environmental sustainability."