Ireland’s Climate Action Plan 2023
The national Climate Action Plan 2023 has been launched, implementing the newly established economy-wide carbon budgets and sectoral emissions ceilings.
Ireland now has carbon budgets for the years 2021-2025, 2026-2030, and 2031-2035. This means that, for each period, there is a total amount of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) that can be emitted nationally to remain within the budget. Furthermore, that total has been subdivided into sectoral emissions ceilings, meaning each sector of the economy (e.g., electricity, transport, residential buildings etc) has a total amount that they can emit.
Ireland’s Climate Action Plan 2023 sets out action to reduce overall national emissions by 51% by 2030 and reach net zero emissions no later than 2050. Click the following links to view the Plan Summary Document or the full Climate Action Plan 2023.
 CO2e simply refers to a way of counting key greenhouse gases, which when released, cause the climate crisis.