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Ireland confirmed as having the third highest emissions of greenhouse gases per capita in the EU

Date: 28/08/2019
Ireland confirmed as having the third highest emissions of greenhouse gases per capita in the EU

The Environmental Indicators Ireland CSO report released this week shows that in 2017 Ireland generated 60.7 million tonnes of greenhouse gas, working out at 13.3 tonnes per capita of CO2 equivalent.

These figures are exceeded only by Estonia and Luxembourg meaning Ireland has the third highest emissions of greenhouse gases per capita in the EU. At 5.5 tonnes per capita, Sweden, had the lowest rate of emissions

Though a 13.9% reduction compared with the 2001 peak emissions figures of 70.5 million tonnes, 2017 emissions figures are still 9.56% higher than 1990’s figure of 55.4 million tonnes.

Emissions by Sector;

  • Waste and F gases 4%
  • Residential 9%
  • Industry, commercial and Public Services 15%
  • Energy 19%
  • Transport 20%
  • Agriculture 33%

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Source:  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/you-looking-at-me-where-ireland-s-greenhouse-gas-emissions-come-from-1.3998686

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