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Climate benefits of Agri-industry being ignored - says Leitrim farmer

Nov 2, 2021 13:11 By Shannonside News
Climate benefits of Agri-industry being ignored - says Leitrim farmer Climate benefits of Agri-industry being ignored - says Leitrim farmer
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Minister McConalogue says farmers’ incomes could actually increase under plans to cut emissions

The Taoiseach says he's more hopeful than this time last year of meaningful action being taken to tackle climate change.

Micheál Martin will address the Cop26 summit in Glasgow this afternoon to set out Ireland's plans.

The Taoiseach will make his speech at around 3:30 and is expected to commit over 200 million euro to help poorer countries at immediate risk from climate change.

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Meanwhile, a Leitrim farmer is criticising what he calls the 'crucifixion' of farmers in the global battle against climate change.

The local farmer says the government is quick to blame the farming sector over the effect cattle have on the environment, yet refuse to acknowledge the benefit farmers bring to the table in areas such as forestry management.

Speaking on the Joe Finnegan Show this morning, John Daly says farmers need to be compensated for their efforts to battle climate change.

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