|Policy Type:||Policy Support>Strategic planning|
|Climate Change Policy Targets:||Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy|
|Agency:||Department of the Environment and Local Government|
|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|This record is superseded by:||National Climate Change Strategy 2007-2012|
Last modified: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:20:53 CET