The cost of climate change: ‘almost like driving another budget through public finances’

Plus, the noted rise in insolvencies among Irish firms this year

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A new report from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council points to the cost of climate change to the Government rising to billions by the end of this decade. On this week’s Inside Business, host Cliff Taylor is joined by IFAC’s chief economist Dr. Eddie Casey to go through the key points contained in ‘What Climate Change Means for Ireland’s Public Finances’ and the calculations for what the government may have to spend to attempt to achieve our emissions reduction targets.

Also on this week’s episode, we hear the factors driving a marked increase in insolvencies among Irish firms this year, and whether the trend is likely to continue next year. Partner at PwC Ireland, Ken Tyrrell, has the details.

Produced by John Casey with JJ Vernon on sound.