25th July 2018
The Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) recently released their 'Annual Review 2018' of Ireland's climate policy. The primary objective of the report is to review Ireland's progress, for the previous year, in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and becoming a "low-carbon economy" by 2050. The report also focused on Ireland's progress in meeting international and EU climate action targets.
The 2018 report is critical of Ireland's current position, highlighting a number of failings in meeting climate action targets. According to the report, Ireland is "completely off course" to meet its national and EU emissions targets in 2020 and 2030. In addition to highlighting the country's shortcomings in meeting emissions targets, the report also lists a number of recommendations for the government, in terms of climate action.
The report is available to read on the Climate Change Advisory Council's website. For more information on the CCAC, visit the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment's website.