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Climate Action Fund

The Government Climate Action Fund supports initiatives and projects that help to achieve Ireland’s climate and energy targets in a cost-effective way. The fund supports projects that without it would not happen. It encourages innovative projects to develop climate change solutions.

You can find out more about the Climate Action Fund at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/de5d3-climate-action-fund/

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Circular Economy

This type of economy uses a more efficient and low-carbon approach. It makes sure that we reduce and reuse products and materials so that less waste is produced.

Example: Upgrading and repairing household goods instead of replacing them.

You can find out more about the Circular Economy at https://www.gov.ie/circulareconomy/

Adaptation

Change (adapt) in response to the current or future impacts of climate change.

Example: Improving flood protection and defence systems.

You can read more about climate adaptation in Ireland at https://www.climateireland.ie

Net zero emissions

This refers to achieving an overall balance between greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity and greenhouse gas emissions taken out of the atmosphere.

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