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Scientists warn that planet will be unliveable if emissions are not reduced

Scientists warn that planet will be unliveable if emissions are not reduced A UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report provides irrefutable evidence that global warming is caused by human activity, showing that its effects are likely to worsen, and has led to widespread calls for more ambitious targets to be adopted by global leaders. The report, compiled by more than 230 clima...
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EU’s ambitious carbon plan locks Ireland into even bigger emission cuts

EU’s ambitious carbon plan locks Ireland into even bigger emission cuts Ireland’s better-than-expected economic growth has landed the Government with tougher carbon-reduction targets under the EU’s latest climate plan - 'Fit for 55'.  Emissions from transport, heating, agriculture, waste and from small industry will have to come down by 42pc by 2030 instead of 30pc (on 2005 levels). Otherwise the...
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Ireland won’t meet 2020 greenhouse gas emissions targets – EPA report

Ireland won't meet 2020 greenhouse gas emissions targets - EPA report EPA has published GHG emissions projections for 2020-2040.  These projections show that Ireland will not meet 2013-2020 EU targets for GHG emissions reduction. To achieve 51% emissions reduction by 2030 significant new measures need to be identified & implemented across all sectors. Key Findings Implementation of “A...
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Ireland in non-compliance with the EU National Emissions Ceiling Directive

Ireland in non-compliance with the EU National Emissions Ceiling Directive The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a compliance assessment for emissions of five key air pollutants which impact air quality, health and the environment. The pollutants, which are subject to current and future emissions ceilings under the EU National Emissions Ceiling (NEC) Directive, are: ammo...
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EU’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by nearly 4% in 2019, data shows

EU’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by nearly 4% in 2019, data shows The EU’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by nearly 4% in 2019, data from Europe’s environmental watchdog has shown, as countries met online for the first time in UN climate negotiations.  The fall of 3.8% for EU member states in 2019 brought EU emissions to 24% below 1990 levels – or 26% if carbon sinks are taken into account – acc...
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Ireland’s power generation and industrial emissions drop by 6.4 percent in 2020

Ireland’s power generation and industrial emissions drop by 6.4 percent in 2020 The EPA, as the Competent Authority in Ireland for the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), released its preliminary analysis of greenhouse gas emissions in 2020.  Emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies fell by 6.4 per cent (0.9 million tonnes) in 2020, to their lowest level since the EU ETS w...
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Government approves landmark Climate Bill putting Ireland on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050

Government approves landmark Climate Bill putting Ireland on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050 Government has approved the final text of legislation to set Ireland on the path to net-Zero emissions no later than 2050, and to a 51% reduction in emissions by the end of this decade.  The Bill will also provide the framework for Ireland to meet its international and EU climate commitments and to...
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Ireland has a ‘challenge beyond compare’ to cut carbon emissions

Ireland has a 'challenge beyond compare' to cut carbon emissions Ireland has a "steep mountain to climb" in a "challenge beyond compare" when it comes to reducing emissions by 50% by the end of the decade.  Those were some of the stark conclusions made by the new chairperson of the Climate Change Advisory Council, Marie Donnelly, and Environment Minister Eamon Ryan at an event by the British-Iris...
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Food production emissions account for over a third of 2015 global emissions

Food production emissions account for over a third of 2015 global emissions Food systems accounted for 34 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions in 2015, according to a new study.  71 per cent of these emissions came from agriculture and associated land use and land-use change activities (LULUC), which include deforestation and land degradation.  The study published yesterday in Nature Food fou...
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Environmental coalition ‘reluctantly’ withdraws from agri-food committee

Environmental coalition ‘reluctantly’ withdraws from agri-food committee Ireland’s coalition of environmental groups has “reluctantly withdrawn” from the Agri-Food 2030 Strategy Committee having concluded a draft strategy “is woefully inadequate to meet the social and environmental challenges we face”.  The Environmental Pillar (EP) had been a member of the Department of Agriculture-established c...
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