EPA GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS PROJECTIONS 2011-2020
The EPA today published greenhouse gas emissions projections for the period 2011 to 2020. The figures show the projected trends for greenhouse gases and give a picture of Ireland’s ability to meet EU and international targets with respect to greenhouse gas emissions.
EPA projections for the period 2011 to 2020 show:
- Ireland can comply with its Kyoto obligations (2008 – 2012) with regard to greenhouse gas emissions.
- Ireland is predicted to breach its annual obligations under the EU 2020 target from 2017 onwards in the best-case scenario.
- Total emissions are projected to be 4.1 to 7.8 million tonnes of CO2eq above the EU 2020 target.
- Emissions from agriculture are projected to increase by 7.0% by 2020 (on 2010 levels) which shows the projected impact of Food Harvest 2020 and removal of EU milk quota.
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