Ireland: The Irish Environmental Protection Agency publishes Greenhouse Gas Emission Projections 2019-2040

In line with Climate Action Planning, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published on July 8, 2020, the current projection for Greenhouse Gases Emissions in Ireland between 2019 and 2040.

The Report on projected Greenhouse Gas Emissions compared two scenarios, one based on current measures and one with additional measures. Although Ireland is set to miss the 2020 EU’s effort sharing decision (Decision No 406/2009/EU), projections including the measures adopted by the 2019 Ireland Climate Action Plan are more optimistic for the 2030 targets.

Focus is drawn on specific sectors: Energy, Agriculture and Transport as Ireland’s main greenhouse gas emission sectors.

It should be noted that these projections and studies were concluded before any of the impacts of the current Covid-19 could be measured.

Full report is available here, more information on the EPA website here

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