Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications
Published on 4 May 2022
Last updated on 4 May 2022
Ireland’s first carbon budget programme has been approved by the Government and adopted by both Houses of the Oireachtas.
A carbon budget represents the total amount of emissions, measured in tonnes of CO2 equivalent, that may be emitted by a country or a region during a specific time period.
The carbon budget programme, comprising three 5-year budgets (2021-2025; 2026-2030; and 2031-2035), came into effect on 6 April 2022.
Section 6B(12) of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Amendment Act 2021
provides that the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications must publish the approved carbon budget programme within 30 days of them coming into effect.
Climate Change Advisory Council’s Carbon Budget Technical Report (CCAC Report)
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