A Climate Change law is currently being debated by the Irish Parliament which would set binding emissions reduction targets of an average of 2.5 per cent per year compared with 2008 levels by 2020, and 40 per cent and 80 per cent for 2030 and 2050 respectively. The draft proposals have, however, met with strong opposition. The agricultural industry has been especially vocal and claims that the targets are tougher than the targets for Ireland set by the EU. According to the agricultural industry, meeting the targets would force a major reduction in industries such as beef and dairy production.