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Reducing man-made greenhouse gas emissions can help to limit global warming. The EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) is an essential part of the EU’s policy to combat climate change. Select the links below to navigate.

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EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)

The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) is a new EU instrument for preventing carbon leakage, that is, shifting of the production of goods to non-EU countries where there is a lower or no carbon cost associated with their production.

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EPA Climate change lecture: climate change and health- moving from paralysis to pragmatism

Date released: April 22, 2024

The next lecture in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Change lecture series will be delivered by Professor Lea Berrang Ford, Deputy Director at the UK Health Security Agency.

Ireland’s power generation and industrial emissions decreased by seventeen per cent in 2023

Date released: April 05, 2024

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), today released its preliminary analysis of greenhouse gas emissions in 2023 from the Emissions Trading System (ETS) sector.

People in Ireland continue to be positive about benefits of climate action

Date released: February 27, 2024

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published initial results from the second wave of its ‘Climate Change in the Irish Mind’ project (CCIM). This work was undertaken by the EPA and the Yale University Program on Climate Change Communication in support of the National Dialogue on Climate Action.

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