The Green Party says the government must get serious on climate change, following a report that shows our greenhouse gas emissions are rising.
The Environmental Protection Agency says they increased by 3.5% last year when compared to 2015.
The biggest increase was in energy emissions which are up by over 6%, followed by the transport sector.
Action needed as greenhouse gas emissions increase - EPA figures out today show Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions increased by 3.5% in 2016. Significant increases observed across all the main sectors - transport, agriculture and energy industry: https://t.co/ahcGuT0Eg7 pic.twitter.com/rWEzlmchxL— EPA Ireland (@EPAIreland) November 27, 2017
The Greens have said Ireland cannot sign up to a green future on the international stage and keep burning everything here at home.