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EU Emissions Trading System

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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The evidence is clear: Climate change is happening. Immediate and sustained actions are likely to have widespread benefits.

Date released: January 25, 2024

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published Ireland’s first Climate Change Assessment Report (ICCA). This major scientific assessment serves to complement and localise the global assessments undertaken by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Its findings build upon these assessments and add important local and national context.

People in Ireland support climate policies, with some opposition specific to local concerns and issues

Date released: October 24, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published two insight reports from its ‘Climate Change in the Irish Mind’ study. The reports ‘Climate Change in the Irish Mind - Support for Climate Policies’ and ‘Climate Change in the Irish Mind - Climate Risk Perceptions’ provide a detailed examination of some of the findings of the baseline study published in 2021.

Ireland’s 2022 Greenhouse Gas Emissions show a welcome decrease, but much work remains to be done

Date released: July 13, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its provisional greenhouse gas emissions for Ireland for 2022. The figures show a reduction of 1.9 per cent compared to 2021, with emission reductions in all key sectors except Transport.

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