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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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PRESS RELEASE: Annual Review 2024 - Industry and Waste

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

PRESS RELEASE: Annual Review 2024 - Industry and Waste

The Council, who today published its annual review of the Industry and Waste sectors, has said that increasing the use of timber in construction and using modern methods of construction is urgently needed. The Council also highlighted that introducing whole-life carbon assessments and targets in the planning process for public buildings is required to help achieve the sectoral target.

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Chair's Statement: Ireland's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections 2023 to 2050

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Chair's Statement: Ireland's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections 2023 to 2050

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections 2023 to 2050 published by the EPA, exposes the extent of the challenge that Ireland faces in keeping emissions within the carbon budgets adopted by the Oireachtas. On the basis of these projections, Ireland is very likely to miss both its first and second carbon budget.

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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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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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