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Ireland’s 2020 greenhouse gas emissions estimated almost 6% lower due to pandemic

Ireland’s 2020 greenhouse gas emissions estimated almost 6% lower due to pandemic Short term emissions reductions due to the Covid 19 pandemic do not negate the need for targeted and sustained action across all sectors. Early estimates of 2020 greenhouse gas emissions indicate a significant impact of COVID-19. Emissions from the transport sector are estimated to be over 2 million tonnes of C...
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Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased in 2019 – EPA report

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased in 2019 - EPA report Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5 per cent in 2019. This is the largest annual reduction in emissions since 2011. Despite the decrease, Ireland is still not on the pathway required to meet future targets and a climate neutral economy. Energy Industries emissions decreased by 11 per cent with a significant ...
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EU’s greenhouse gas emissions up 0.7% in 2017 – New EEA Report

Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU) increased by 0.7 % in 2017, according to latest official data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Less coal was used to produce heat and electricity but this was offset by higher industrial and transport emissions, the latter increasing for the fourth consecutive year. According to the EEA's Annual European Union gr...
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Top Irish companies singled out for not reporting emissions

Several top Irish companies have been named and shamed for not reporting their greenhouse gas emissions.  CDP, a not-for-profit organisation which measures companies’ environmental impact, highlighted prominent names including Paddy Power, Betfair, Ryanair, Permanent TSB, Total Produce, Applegreen and ICG for not responding to its annual emissions survey. A number of hosuebuilders and l...
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Greenhouse Gas & Ammonia Emissions on rise as Irish farms expand – Teagasc Report

Agriculture can generate positive or negative environmental impacts depending on the specific activities undertaken on the farm. Agriculture is the principal land use in Ireland; hence environmental sustainability in agriculture is key to achieving national level objectives. In the Teagasc National Farm Survey 2017 Sustainability Report, released today, the current set of NFS figures based envi...
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UN Environment releases 2018 Annual Report

UN Environment today released its 2018 Annual Report, highlighting the organization’s work on issues from fighting pollution of the air and sea to helping nations meet their goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. “While 2018 was a challenging year, we saw hope in growing action and global commitment to new ways of doing business that tackle the environmental challenges we face,” said UN En...
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Overview of Low-Carbon Development Strategies in European Countries

The European Commission in its low-carbon economy suggest cutting domestic Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. In order to see if this is reflected in the EU Member States (MS), submitted information under the EU Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (525/2013), between 2015 and 2018 on national Low Carbon Development Strategies (LCDS) have been reviewed. The overview shows ...
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Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere reach new record, WMO finds

The levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high with no sign of a reversal in sight, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said this morning. This is driving long-term climate change, sea level rise, ocean acidification and more extreme weather, the meteorological body found in its latest Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. The Bulletin indicates that carbon ...
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Irish emissions of three key air pollutants getting worse

Emissions of three of the five most noxious air pollutants, which are a threat to public health and/or the environment, increased in Ireland during 2016, according to latest figures published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Emissions of ammonia, nitrogen oxides and non-methane volatile organic compounds increased. These pollutants impact on air quality, cause respiratory problems ...
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