Higher climate targets would have ‘fundamental societal impact’

Any decision obliging the State to ramp up emissions targets under a revised climate plan would have a fundamental impact on Irish society, the High Court heard today during the landmark climate case.

During her opening statement this morning, Niamh Hyland SC told Mr Justice Michael MacGrath that emissions targets sought by the applicant Friends of the Irish Environment (FiE) under a revised National Mitigation Plan would have “enormous implications” for our society.

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