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News from the Climate Change Advisory Council

This section has the most up to date news from the Council, including press releases, advice, calls for quotations, opportunities and other current information.

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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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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