The government has today launched Climate Action Plan 2023, setting out how Ireland will accelerate the action required to respond to the climate crisis, putting climate solutions at the centre of Ireland’s social and economic development.
The Plan includes actions that will transform and improve life in Ireland.
Measures include the following:
enough renewable electricity to power every home and business in the country by 2030
70% of people in rural Ireland to have buses that go three times a day to the nearest town
500,000 homes retrofitted to BER B2 to make them warmer
1 in 3 private cars on our roads to be electric by 2030
walking, cycling and public transport to account for 50% of all daily trips
tillage farming to cover up to 400,000 hectares by 2030
Our climate is changing, its impacts are becoming increasingly severe and are having a disproportionate effect on the most vulnerable. Though we have made much progress in laying the foundations to achieve our climate goals, we must do more and we must act much faster.
Climate Action Plan 2023 builds on the previous climate action plans and is the framework through which the government intends to meet the legally-binding, economy-wide carbon budgets and sectoral ceilings agreed in July 2022, and the emissions reductions targets set out in the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Acts. These targets are a key pillar of the Programme for Government.
Citizen engagement is at the centre of the Climate Action Plan 2023. Through our Climate Conversations 2022 we captured the views of over 4,300 people in public consultation, and engaged people from diverse backgrounds in rich discussions on climate action through a series of workshops and focus groups across the country.
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