Climate Action Plan

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.

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