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Government publish Climate Action Plan 2021

Government publish Climate Action Plan 2021

Date: 04 Nov 2021

"Climate Action Plan 2021 – Securing Our Future"

Cutting Emissions, Creating Green Jobs, Protecting People and the Planet

The Government has today (Thursday 4th November) launched Climate Action Plan 2021, an ambitious plan to put Ireland on a more sustainable path, cutting emissions, creating a cleaner, greener economy and society and protecting us from the devastating consequences of climate change. Read more HERE.

The Climate Action Plan follows the Climate Act 2021, which commits Ireland to a legally binding target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions no later than 2050, and a reduction of 51% by 2030. The plan sets out indicative ranges of emissions reductions for each sector of the economy and the actions needed to deliver on our climate targets.

  • Emissions reductions by 2030 – by sector:
  • Electricity: 62-81%
  • Transport: 42-50%
  • Buildings: 44-56%
  • Industry/Enterprise: 29-41%
  • Agriculture: 22-30% reduction
  • Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF): 37-58%

The Climate Action Plan 2021 can be downloaded HERE and a short Inforgraphic booklet can also be downloaded HERE.