The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol provide the basis for international action to address climate change. Parties to the convention and its Kyoto Protocol are committed to developing and publishing the national emission inventories of greenhouse gases (GHGs) which is a key element of assessing progress towards meeting commitments and targets.
The EPA compiles Ireland's national greenhouse gas emission inventory on an annual basis. This inventory is submitted to the European Commission and UNFCCC each year by January 15th and April 15th respectively.
Emissions data for the following gases is reported on an annual basis:
Emissions are classified into the ten following sectors:
The latest greenhouse gas inventory covers the time period 1990-2015.
Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions for the period 1990-2015 are published at the link below. These estimates were submitted to the UN on April 15th 2017 as required under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Greenhouse gas emissions summary document 1990-2015 (pdf document)