The Government publishes new Climate Action Plan
The Government’s Climate Action Plan 2021 was released last week. The Plan is driven by the Government’s ambition to meet a 51% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and to reach net-zero emissions no later than 2050.
It sets out emissions reduction target ranges for 2030 for a number of sectors of the economy. The specified sectors are electricity production, housing, agriculture, enterprise and transport.
The Plan contains hundreds of distinct actions allocating responsibilities to agencies and or Government Departments and more crucially,
indicates timelines for completion. It will be assessed every year to make sure it is staying on track. Every year, ministers will be required to give account to an Oireachtas Committee on their performance in implementing Climate Action Plan actions adhering to their sector’s emission ceiling.
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