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IPCC report: ‘now or never’ if world is to stave off climate disaster

IPCC report: ‘now or never’ if world is to stave off climate disaster The world can still hope to stave off the worst ravages of climate breakdown but only through a “now or never” dash to a low-carbon economy and society, scientists have said in what is in effect a final warning for governments on the climate.  Greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2025, and can be nearly halved this decade, acc...
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Irish emissions from power-generation and industrial companies rose by 15% in 2021

Irish emissions from power-generation and industrial companies rose by 15% in 2021 Emissions from Irish power-generation and industrial companies increased by 15 per cent in 2021, according to preliminary analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  This compares with an increase of about 9.1 per cent across Europe.  The increase in emissions amounted to 2 million tonnes of CO2 equival...
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Energy sector methane emissions 70% above reported levels – IEA

Energy sector methane emissions 70% above reported levels – IEA Global methane emissions from the energy sector are about 70 per cent greater than the levels national governments have officially reported, according to International Energy Agency analysis.  The IEA says its findings, released on Wednesday, underline the urgent need for enhanced monitoring efforts and stronger policy action to driv...
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Emissions from road traffic and domestic heating behind breaches of EU air quality standards across Europe

Emissions from road traffic and domestic heating behind breaches of EU air quality standards across Europe Breaches of EU air quality limits for nitrogen dioxide across Europe were predominantly due to road traffic, while domestic heating lay behind the majority of exceedances for particulate matter, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment on air quality plans.  Over the perio...
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EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) emissions continue to decline

EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) emissions continue to decline Under current and planned measures, EU Member States project that ETS emissions will continue to decrease in the coming decades albeit at a slower pace than historically, according to the latest annual European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing 'Trends and projections in the EU ETS' published today. On recent trends, greenhouse gas e...
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Waste water treatment improves in Europe but large differences remain

Waste water treatment improves in Europe but large differences remain Collection and treatment of waste water are key to reducing pressures and risks to human health and the environment, especially to rivers, lakes, and coastal waters. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published data which show that the share of urban waste waters that are collected and treated in line with EU standards i...
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Ireland ranked ‘among worst performers’ in 2021 climate rankings

Ireland ranked ‘among worst performers’ in 2021 climate rankings Ireland’s ranking in addressing the climate crisis continues to be in the “low performance category”, and has declined by 7 places over the past year, according to the 2022 Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI). Ireland ranks 46th in this year’s listings, down from 39th place in 2020, in spite of scaling up ambitions and adopti...
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COP 26: Countries pledge to cut methane emissions by 30% by 2030

COP 26 - Countries pledge to cut methane emissions by 30% by 2030 Half of the world’s top 30 methane emitters, including the US, EU, Indonesia, Pakistan, Argentina, Mexico, Nigeria, Iraq, Vietnam and Canada, have joined the pledge to cut their methane emissions by 30 per cent by the end of the decade as part of efforts to tackle climate change.  The global methane pledge, led by the US and EU, ha...
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Wake up now or face ‘climate catastrophe’, new UN report warns

Wake up now or face ‘climate catastrophe’, new UN report warns The world is in ‘imminent peril’ as plans to cut emissions will fall far short of what is needed to stop the disastrous effects of global warming, the UN Emissions Gap 2021 report has warned.  The dire warning comes as the Government’s chief environmental adviser said we need to take a ‘very serious’ look at reducing our huge number o...
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EU achieved its three main Climate and Energy targets by 2020 – EEA Report

EU achieved its three main Climate and Energy targets by 2020 - EEA Report The EEA report ‘Trends and Projections in Europe 2021’ estimates that the EU achieved its three 2020 climate and energy targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% compared to 1990 levels, increasing the share of renewable energy use to 20%, and improving energy efficiency by 20%.  According to preliminary EEA data...
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