Country:Ireland
Year:2000
Policy status:Superseded
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Climate Change Policy Targets:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Department of the Environment and Local Government
URL:http://www.environ.ie/
Energy Efficiency Description:

Ireland published its National Climate Change Strategy in October 2000. Its objectives are to put in place a framework for action required to meet Irelands commitment under the Kyoto Protocol. Key energy efficiency-related initiatives include: - Measures on fuel efficiency, demand management and modal shift. - Measures to reduce emissions from the built environment, including improved land-use, further review of building regulations to promote better insulated and more energy-efficient new buildings, and restructuring grants for new houses to favour more energy-efficient houses. - Full liberalisation of CHP.

Climate Change Description:

Irelands Climate Change Strategy was launched in November 2000. The strategy provides a framework for climate change abatement across all sectors of the economy. Key initiatives include: a commitment to put in place an appropriate framework for greenhouse gas taxation, prioritising CO2 emissions, from 2002 on; a commitment to participate in international emissions trading (as a supplement to and not a substitute for domestic action); a range of measures to address fuel efficiency in transport and to favour more energy-efficient houses.

This record is superseded by:National Climate Change Strategy 2007-2012

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