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;
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March 9, 2021