Emissions projections

These are the expected estimates (projections) of the amount of greenhouse gases released every year up to 2040. The EPA prepares the official emissions projections for Ireland. The projections are based on current and planned Government policy, and they help us see how we are doing in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

You can find the latest projections on www.epa.ie/pubs/reports/air/airemissions/ghgprojections2019-2040/


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)