Ireland will be able to meet its climate change goals but a “systemic change” to society and the economy will be required, a report has said. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published its greenhouse gas emissions projections report. It said that short-term emission reductions that have occurred due to Covid-19 do not negate the need for long-term, targeted action across all sectors. To meet the EU target to reduce emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, Ireland will have to fully implement the 2019 climate action plan. This would result in a 3 per cent average annual emissions reduction from 2021 through to 2030.
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