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The Climate Change Advisory Council

An Chomhairle Chomhairleach um Athrú Aeráide

The Climate Change Advisory Council

An Chomhairle Chomhairleach um Athrú Aeráide

The Climate Change Advisory Council is an independent advisory body providing evidence-based advice and recommendations on policy to support Ireland's just transition to a biodiversity rich, environmentally sustainable, climate neutral and resilient society.

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Adverse impacts from human-caused climate change will continue to intensify

The extent to which current and future generations will experience a hotter and different world depends on choices now and in the near-term

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Figure SPM.1 Panel (c) in IPCC, 2023: Summary for Policymakers. In: Climate Change 2023: Synthesis Report. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Core Writing Team, H. Lee and J. Romero (eds.)]. IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland, pp. 1-34, doi: 10.59327/IPCC/AR6-9789291691647.001

Reproduced with permission from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

 

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Publications, Submissions & Correspondence

The Council has a wide-ranging work programme that provides continuous input to and assessment of national climate change initiatives. The Council produces a range of publications to support and communicate this work including:

  • Annual reviews 
  • Periodic reviews 
  • Carbon Budgets proposals 
  • Seminar presentations
  • Working papers
  • Correspondence and other publications
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Marie Donnelly launches Climate Change Advisory Council's Annual Review 2023

Marie Donnelly, Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council launched the Annual Review 2023 on the 25th July. In it's review, the Council said that 2023 is a critical year for the delivery of Ireland’s national climate action and that we must see emissions fall consistently if we are to meet our national and EU legal obligations in full and on time.

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PRESS RELEASE: Annual Review 2024 - Electricity Sectoral Review

Monday, May 13, 2024

PRESS RELEASE: Annual Review 2024 - Electricity Sectoral Review

PRESS RELEASE: Annual Review 2024 - Electricity Sectoral Review

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PRESS RELEASE: Statement by the Climate Change Advisory Council on Ireland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Monday, February 19, 2024

PRESS RELEASE: Statement by the Climate Change Advisory Council on Ireland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Following the recent publication of the draft National Climate Action Plan 2024 and with only 2 years left in the first carbon budget, the Climate Change Advisory Council is concerned that despite progress in some sectors, it is unlikely that the first carbon budget will be met.

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CHAIR'S STATEMENT: Reaction to the publication of Ireland’s Climate Change Assessment Report (ICCA)

Thursday, January 25, 2024

CHAIR'S STATEMENT: Reaction to the publication of Ireland’s Climate Change Assessment Report (ICCA)

The Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) welcomes the publication today (25 January 2024) of the EPA’s first ‘Ireland’s Climate Change Assessment Report (ICCA)’.

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