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Climate Action Plan 2021

Our climate is changing, and we need to protect our planet, ourselves, and future generations by cutting emissions and creating green jobs.

The science is indisputable and the effects are already clear. Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, with increased risks for global food supplies and security. We know we have to act, and by acting now we can build a cleaner, greener economy and society, creating opportunities for all.

Globally, we need to dramatically reduce the amount of greenhouse gases we are putting into the atmosphere to have any hope of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, keeping our Earth habitable, and our ecosystems functioning.

In the Programme for Government and the Climate Act 2021, Ireland committed to halving our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and reaching net zero by 2050 at the latest. The Climate Action Plan is how we do it. It’s our path to a secure future for ourselves and future generations.