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EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections Highlight the Need for Urgent Implementation of Climate Plans and Policies

Jul 13, 2022 | Climate Change News

EPA Greenhouse Gas EmissionsOn June 1st, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Greenhouse Gas emissions projections for the period 2021-2040.

The data shows that planned Climate policies and measures, if fully implemented, could deliver up to 28 per cent (4 per cent per annum) emissions reduction up to 2030. As such Ireland could comply with its 2030 EU emissions reduction target only if all committed measures are implemented and delivered as planned and with full use of the permitted flexibilities.

Urgent implementation of all climate plans and polices, plus further new measures, are needed for Ireland to meet the 51 per cent emissions reduction target and put Ireland on track for climate neutrality by 2050.

Key agricultural finding:

  • A methane emissions reduction of almost 30 per cent is required to achieve a 22 per cent reduction in Agriculture emissions compared to 2018, as committed to in the 2021 Climate Action Plan.

See full details on the Greenhouse Gas Emission Projections 2021 to 2040 here.

Further information here.

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