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Climate Action Plan

legislation type Executive
Action Plan
Adaptation Framework
Mitigation Framework
Passed in 2019

This plan aims at achieving EU 2030 emissions targets that have been previously set out, as well as reaching net zero emissions by 2050. It formulates 180 actions that need to be taken in order to fulfill those targets. A sectoral roadmap for low-carbon development is designed to achieve a cumulative reduction in emissions of 58.4 MTCO2eq outside of ETS, 17 MtCO2eq within the ETS, and 26.8 MtCO2eq from land use over the period 2021 to 2030.


The document notably seeks to establish 1) a five year Carbon Budget and sectoral targets with a detailed plan of actions to deliver them, 2) a Climate Action Delivery Board overseen by the Department of the Taoiseach to ensure delivery, 3) an independent Climate Action Council to recommend the Carbon Budget and evaluate policy, 4) strong accountability to an Oireachtas Climate Action Committee, and 5) carbon proofing all Government decisions and major investments.


Chapter 16 focuses on adaptation measures.


Documents

  • 50% improved energy efficiency of public sector buildings by 2030
    Public Sector | Target year: 2030
  • 30% CO2 eq reduction for public sector by 2030
    Public Sector | Target year: 2030
  • Provide for 90% collection of plastic drinks containers by 2029
    Waste | Target year: 2029
  • Reduce food waste by 50% by 2030
    Waste | Target year: 2030
  • Recycle 55% of plastic packaging waste by 2030
    Waste | Target year: 2030
  • Recycle 70% of packaging waste by 2030
    Waste | Target year: 2030
  • Recycle 65% of municipal waste by 2035
    Waste | Target year: 2035
  • Reduce diversion of municipal waste to 10% by 2035
    Waste | Target year: 2035
  • Limit diversion of biodegradable municipal waste to landfill to maximum limit of 427k tonnes by 2020
    Waste | Target year: 2020
  • 16.5-18.5 MtCO2eq. cumulative abatement by 2030 in agriculture, land use and forestry sector
    Agriculture | Target year: 2030
  • 10% biofuels for petrol and 12% for diesel
    Transport | Target year: 2030
  • 936,000 EVs
    Transport | Target year: 2030
  • 40-45% emission reductions by transport sector by 2030 relative to pre-NDP projections
    Transport | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2030
  • 600,000 heat pumps
    Buildings | Target year: 2030
  • 500,000 building retrofits
    Buildings | Target year: 2030
  • 40-45% emission reduction from built environment by 2030 relative to pre-NDP projections
    Buildings | Target year: 2030
  • 10-15% emission reductions from ETS industry by 2030 relative to 2030 projections
    Industry | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2030
  • 15% of electricity demand by renewable sources contracted under Corporate PPAs
    Energy | Target year: 2030
  • 70% renewable electricity production by 2030
    Energy | Target year: 2030
  • phase out of coal- & peat-fired electricity generation
    Energy | Target year: 2030
  • 50-55% emission reduction from electricity sector by 2030
    Energy | Target year: 2030
  • €80 carbon tax rate by 2030
    Economy-wide | Target year: 2030
  • 20% GHG emission reduction by 2020 relative to 2005
    Economy-wide | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2005
  • 26.8 MtCO2eq. abatement through LULUCF actions over the period 2021 to 2030
    LULUCF | Target year: 2030
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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