Climate Action Plan

This is Government’s annual plan that sets out how we will meet our climate commitments and reach EU and international climate targets. The Climate Action Plan 2019 sets out 183 actions and more than 600 individual measures aimed at tackling climate change. Reports are published each quarter, and they show the progress we are making.

The next Climate Action Plan will be published later in 2021, and it will take into account Ireland’s new and more ambitious climate targets.

You can read more about the Climate Action Plan and Progress Reports at


Related Terms



Carbon budgets

Cap and trade system

Carbon credits

Carbon neutral

Carbon tax

Circular economy


Climate change

Climate Action Delivery Board

Climate Action Fund

Climate Action Plan

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill

Climate Change Advisory Council

Climate neutral economy

Climate resilience


Effort Sharing Regulation

Effort Sharing Legislation

Effort Sharing Decision

Electricity interconnector

Emissions projections

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EU Emissions Trading System (ETS)

European Green Deal (2019)

Green economy

Greenhouse Gas Emissions / GHGs

Global warming potential (GWP)

LULUCF / Land use, land-use change and forestry

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

National Energy and Climate Plan

Net zero emissions

NZEB ‘Nearly Zero Energy Buildings’

Paris Agreement

Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS)

Renewable energy

Sectoral Adaptation Plans

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)