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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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.

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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.

EPA Greenhouse Gas emissions projections highlight the need for urgent implementation of climate plans and policies

Date released: May 31, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its Greenhouse Gas emissions projections for the period 2021-2040.

EPA Climate Change Lecture Series – The Role of Communications in Driving Climate Action

Date released: April 27, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delighted to welcome Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, founder and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of the Environment.

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