Ireland National Climate Change Strategy 2007-2012
Ireland, as a member of the European Union, is committed to a concerted response to this challenge. As our contribution to the EU’s commitment under the Kyoto Protocol, we must limit the growth in our emissions to 13% above the 1990 levels in the 2008-2012 period. The EU has adopted a much more challenging reduction target for 2020. While Ireland’s precise contribution within this new framework has yet to be agreed, it is likely to require a reduction to below our 1990 emission levels. This National Climate Change Strategy 2007-2012 follows on from the first national strategy, published in 2000 and reviewed in 2002, and takes account of the public consultation process which followed the further review in Ireland’s Pathway to Kyoto Compliance (2006).