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Ireland's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections 2012-2030

Issued on: 25 April 2013

Ireland's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections 2012-2030

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Environmental Protection Agency

Commenting on the figures Dara Lynott, Deputy Director General, EPA said

"Reductions in Ireland's greenhouse gases to-date are, primarily, a direct result of the current economic recession and economic outlook for the future. Ireland cannot rely on recession to meet our long term carbon reduction requirements and needs to develop as a low carbon and resource efficient economy. All sectors of the economy must contribute to emission reductions with a strong focus on those sectors - transport and agriculture - that dominate our emissions profile. Significant reductions are needed in the transport and agriculture sectors which are currently showing an increasing trend in emissions into the future".

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