Ireland’s Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets to 2020
  • Ireland is unlikely to meet 2020 EU greenhouse gas emission targets for sectors including  agriculture, transport, residential, commercial, non-energy intensive industry and waste;
  • Ireland’s emission reduction target is 20% below 2005 levels by 2020: EPA projections indicate that emissions will be 6 – 11% below 2005 levels by 2020;
  • Agriculture and transport are projected to account for over three-quarters of Ireland’s non-Emissions Trading Scheme emissions in 2020:  agriculture (47%), transport (29%);
  • Current and planned policies and measures are not sufficient to meet the 2020 targets.

You can read here the updated bulletin on Greenhouse Gas Emission Projections to 2020.

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