The EPA's Role in addressing climate change

The EPA’s role in addressing climate change challenges includes collating national greenhouse gas emissions and projections; regulating emissions from industrial sectors; supporting climate science research; supporting behavioural change and facilitating the National Dialogue on Climate Action.


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Ireland must play its part in contributing to efforts to limit climate change.

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Greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Ireland increased 4.7% in 2021. Learn more

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Climate Opinion Maps

The EPA Climate Change in the Irish Mind Climate Opinion Maps, produced in partnership with the Yale Programme on Climate Communication show how climate change beliefs, risk perceptions, and policy support vary at the county and regional levels.

Latest publications in Climate Change

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Climate Change's Four Irelands:

An Audience Segmentation Analysis

This segmentation report is an analysis of the EPA Climate Change in the Irish Mind survey published in 2021, in partnership with Yale University. The report shows that the Irish population can be categorised into four distinct audiences based on attitudes about climate change identified as the Alarmed, Concerned, Cautious and Doubtful.

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Ireland's Provisional Greenhouse Gas emissions 1990-2021

The EPA has produced provisional estimates of greenhouse gas emissions for the time period 1990-2021

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Ireland's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections 2021 - 2040

This report provides an updated assessment of Ireland’s total projected greenhouse gas emissions out to 2040.

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Ireland's Air Pollutant Emissions 2020 (1990-2030)

The latest report (2022) on Ireland's National Emission Reduction Commitment Directive (NECD) emissions. Five main air pollutants, NOx, SO2, NH3, NMVOC and PM2.5

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Greenhouse Gas emissions Final 2020

This report outlines Ireland's final estimates of Greenhouse Gas emissions for the time period 1990-2020.

Latest News and Press Releases

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EPA statement on the publication of the IPCC Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Cycle

Date released: March 20, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) welcomes the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Synthesis Report as part of its 6th Assessment cycle.

Evidence shows consistent beliefs and attitudes on climate change across Ireland in both rural and urban areas. See what your County thinks about Climate Change.

Date released: January 19, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today released new interactive maps of Ireland that show national, regional, and county level data about people’s climate change beliefs, attitudes, policy preferences and behaviours.

EPA data shows Ireland’s 2021 Greenhouse Gas Emissions above pre-Covid levels

Date released: July 20, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its provisional greenhouse gas emissions for Ireland for 2021.

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