The Climate Change Advisory Council has called on the Government to phase out diesel and petrol vehicles.
The advisory body today (26 July) addressed the government about 'its failure to deal with its climate change commitments and to put effective measures in place to make Ireland a low-carbon economy'.
It suggested for the Government to introduce workable measures across all sectors of the economy so that the State will have an 80% reduction in emissions by 2050, reported Irishtimes.ie.
In transport, a high emissions sector, the independent experts called for 'phase-out of the internal combustion engine in private transport'.
This call comes as Britain reportedly announced on Wednesday it would end the production of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 and France made a similar announcement last week.
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