Framework for Achieving the Environmental Sustainable Development Goals
This report contributes to a range of international and national policy areas, creating a positive feedback loop between policies for environmental SDG promotion, governance for the SDGs and integrated environmental policymaking. It provides an important evidence base for assessing national progress on the environmental SDGs relative to EU peer nations.
This report summarises EPA data on waste generation and management in Ireland in 2019
It highlights key trends and progress towards EU targets and identifies where further measures are needed to improve Ireland’s recycling rates and deliver the transition to a circular economy. The report collates and synthesises information available on the EPA Waste Statistics webpages: www.epa.ie/nationalwastestatistics/
This report provides an overview of urban waste water treatment in Ireland during 2020. It highlights the key issues that Irish Water must address, as a priority, to protect our environment from the harmful effects of waste water discharges.
Guidance for the Public Sector
This EPA guidance and ten criteria sets provide step-by-step instructions for implementing green public procurement.
Key Indicators of Ambient Air Quality
Summary of ambient air quality in 2020 based on concentration measurements of particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, heavy metals, ozone, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and benzene.
Date released: December 02, 2021
Waste generation in Ireland continues to rise while recycling rates are falling, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Waste Statistics Summary Report for 2019 (insert link), which publishes the most recent official data on waste generation and management in Ireland. The report reveals some worrying trends.
Date released: November 22, 2021
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today launched its annual air quality report ‘Air Quality in Ireland 2020’. The report shows that, while air quality in Ireland is generally good and compares favourably with many of our European neighbours, there are worrying localised issues which lead to poor air quality.
Date released: November 12, 2021
Professor Michael Mann will present the next EPA Climate Change Lecture which will take place virtually on Monday 15th November at 7pm. This lecture forms part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action.