Irish Independent: Meet 20 influencers who will shape our response to climate change

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Ireland faces an enormous challenge. World leaders have committed to tackling climate change and help keep average global temperatures below 2C - this will require major changes in how we live our lives.

No sector of the economy will escape. Business as usual is not an option in transport, agriculture and food, the political spectrum, construction, energy and finance. Change is coming, and unless Ireland begins making the transition, it will be left behind.

The Environmental Protection Agency said last March it was "clear" that the State faced "significant challenges" to meet emission-reduction target

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