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# Sectoral Ceilings

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# Sectoral Ceilings
Any sector could be asked to cut emissions further to absorb unallocated reductions - minister
No sector has yet been responsible for a total of 5.25 megatonnes of emissions.
# Hitting the ceiling
Crunch time for coalition as agriculture emissions divide parties ahead of Cabinet
Cabinet ministers may approve sectoral targets for reducing emissions on Wednesday – but only if a dispute over agriculture can be resolved.
# Climate
Agriculture Minister hopes sectoral emissions targets will be agreed by Wednesday
A pinch point in ongoing discussions to finalise the limits for individual sectors is how far agriculture – the largest emitter – must cut its emissions.
'Impossible' targets would undermine agri-sector's 'green image', McConalogue told Ryan
As the debate on farming’s emissions persists, officials from the departments of agriculture and climate came before an Oireachtas committee today.
# Breakdown
Explainer: Here's how (and why) sectors are being told to cut their emissions
There’s been push and pull within government over the limits, especially in relation to agriculture.
# Green Ceilings
Eamon Ryan says sectoral emissions limits to 'hopefully' be done by end of month
The targets were first outlined last November in the Climate Action Plan.
# Greenhouse Gases
Emissions limits for sectors due to be signed off before Dáil summer recess
The legally binding limits will set out the total emissions allowed from different sectors such as electricity and agriculture.
# Sectoral Ceilings
22% emissions reduction in agriculture 'challenging but achievable' - farmers' association
The Climate Action Plan proposed that the agriculture sector reduces its emissions by 22% to 30% by 2030.