A Leitrim farmer hopes the agriculture sector will not have to face a sharp shock in efforts to hit emission reduction targets.
Progress was made during talks last night but it's still unclear if sectoral ceilings will be revealed today.
Ministers have yet to agree where in the 22 to 30 per cent range agriculture targets will fall.
Karen McCabe is a suckler farmer in Cloone in south Leitrim.
She feels if previous governments had been more pro-active on climate change, farmers would be in a better position to meet emission targets :
"I'm not saying we don't need to reduce the emissions footprint on farming, but we need to start thinking immediately if this comes into play and not just pussyfoot around it and kick the can down the road like we have been doing for the last how long.
And now what is going to happen is that it is going to take an extreme amount of change for us to hit our targets than if we had started this 20 years ago, it would have been much easier for us."
You can hear Karen's full interview here: