Climate Change Index Report

For the second year in a row, Ireland has been ranked one of the worst in Europe in taking action on climate change. The 2019 Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI), launched at the UN climate talks in Poland, places Ireland 48th from 56 countries worldwide. With the upcoming support scheme for renewable heat, Ireland has been rated medium in the Renewable Energy Category.

The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat, launched in December 2017 puts in place a scheme which will financially support your business with the replacement of fossil fuel heating systems to a renewable energy solution.  Phase One of this scheme is currently open for the installation of Open Source, Ground Source Heat Pumps and Water Source Heat Pumps .   Learn more about phase one and how to apply by clicking here.

Phase two of the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat is expected to open in the coming weeks. This will financially support your business with the replacement of fossil fuel heating systems to a renewable energy solution such as Biomass Boilers.   Speaking at the Energy in Agriculture event earlier in the year Denis Naughten T.D Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment confirmed his intention that the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat applications will be opened by the end of the year.  The Government were commended for its leadership ‘National experts commend the Irish Parliament for its leadership in deciding to pass the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill, which is the first of its kind in the world’.

Therefore, the performance on international climate policy is rated medium. However, existing climate mitigation efforts will not enable Ireland to achieve either its EU 2020 or 2030 targets domestically. The long-standing lack of implementation of substantive measures to put the country on a well below 2°C pathway results in a very low rating for Ireland’s national policy performance.

However, existing climate mitigation efforts will not enable Ireland to achieve either its EU 2020 or 2030 targets domestically. The long-standing lack of implementation of substantive measures to put the country on a well below 2°C pathway results in a very low rating for Ireland’s national policy performance.

Source:  https://www.climate-change-performance-index.org/country/ireland-2019

 

 

 

 

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