Climate council unveils carbon budgets with target to halve emissions by 2030

The plans create two five-year ceilings for emissions that are consistent with Ireland’s legal target to reduce emissions by 51 per cent by 2030 based on 2018 levels

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
25th October, 2021
Climate council unveils carbon budgets with target to halve emissions by 2030
As reported by the Business Post on Sunday, emissions are on track to rise this year, the first full-year of the carbon budgets, meaning the 4.8 per cent reduction target is likely to be missed. Picture: Getty

Two five-year budgets detailing how much carbon Ireland can emit between 2021 and 2030 have been published by the Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC).

The plans create two five-year ceilings for emissions that are consistent with Ireland’s legal target to reduce emissions by 51 per cent by 2030 based on 2018 levels. The CCAC has also proposed a preliminary target for 2031-2035, but that is likely to be revised based on what progress has been at the...

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