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Livestock farm emissions tax proposed in Ireland

Signal of change / Livestock farm emissions tax proposed in Ireland

By Simon Billing / 17 Nov 2017

Relevant for New Zealand as well:

Farm emissions tax proposed in Ireland

Alan Matthews, professor (emeritus) of European agricultural policy at Trinity College Dublin, proposed such a policy during a debate in Dublin earlier this month. While not discounting existing Irish farmer schemes based on feed efficiency, genetics or grassland management aimed at helping Ireland reach its 2030 emissions reduction targets, he sees an on-farm levy as critical if the country is to meet those emission goals.

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What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

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