The Irish government is finalizing plans to slash cattle herds across Ireland and cut the number of vehicles on the country’s roads in sweeping new measures that seek to “fight climate change.”
The government’s updated “Climate Action Plan” includes measures for taking one in five cars off the road and cutting the national cattle herd size by 10 percent before 2030.
The drastic new measures are being put forward in the updated Climate Action Plan and will be presented before the government’s Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
The targets were described as “very ambitious on all fronts” by one person involved in the plan reportedly told the Irish Times.
The source noted that a huge taxpayer-funded investment in public transport will be needed.
While the plan is expected to be approved, it is not yet agreed and a cabinet subcommittee meeting is to work out the final remaining issues, according to the Times.
Speaking on his first full day back as Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar said he is confident the plan will be approved.
“I’m determined that we should be the generation of politicians that passes on the planet in a better condition than we inherited it,” Varadkar said.
There were delays to almost a quarter of the measures in last year’s Climate Action Plan.
Mr. Varadkar said ambitious targets are “very hard to meet” but the Government has met three-quarters of them.
However, he said he wants to see improvement next year.
The coming weeks will see discussions with Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan and Government officials about whether oversight of the Climate Action Plan can be strengthened from the Taoiseach’s office.
The moves from the Irish government appear to align with the objectives of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
As Slay News has reported, Klaus Schwab’s WEF has long been pressuring sovereign nations to cut back on their meat production to tackle “climate change.”
During remarks at the International Institute of Management in Kyiv, Ukraine over the summer, the WEF’s top advisor Yuval Noah Harari called for the public to switch to eating laboratory-grown “synthetic meat.”
Harari, who describes himself as a “futurist,” made a push for “cultured meat” products that are synthesized in laboratories.
Harari argues that the public must start consuming synthetic foods because they are more “ecological” and “ethical” than meat from animal husbandry and slaughter, which he claims is “unsustainable.”
The WEF describes “cultured meat” as a “sustainable” substitute for the human consumption of animals.
The organization claims that traditional farming is no longer sustainable as it can’t meet the goals of the WEF’s “green agenda.”
Similarly, the WEF has also called for massive reductions in the number of vehicles on public roads.
As Slay News reported, in July, the WEF went so far as to call for a ban on private car ownership, arguing that it is “wasteful” for the public to own their own vehicles.
The WEF is advocating for the abolition of private vehicle ownership for the planet’s greater good.
The calls come as the organization attempts to advance its “Great Reset” agenda which seeks to transform the world so that the average person will “own nothing.”
“We need a clean energy revolution, and we need it now,” states a WEF’s July article.
The unelected WEF recommends the public should “go from owning to using” by implementing “vehicle sharing initiatives” to decrease mass reliance on critical metals.