Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections

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A greenhouse gas emission projection is an estimate of what emission levels are likely to be in the future based on key assumptions such as economic growth forecasts, and Government climate change mitigation policies and measures. Greenhouse gas emission projections are a valuable analytical tool to assess Ireland’s progress towards achieving its 2020emission reduction targets set down under the EU Effort Sharing Decision (Decision 406/2009/EC). The EPA develops national emission projections on an annual basis, in collaboration with relevant State and other bodies. This collaboration ensures consistency with economic forecasts and with projected activity in sectors including energy, agriculture, and industry.

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Date released 2016-04-28
Date updated 2017-11-07
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
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Update frequency Other
Language English
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Provenance information The EPA receives relevant data from State bodies and other organisations which is then used to develop the emission projections. For example, energy forecasts are provided by Ireland’s Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Energy forecasts are developed using macroeconomic assumptions provided by the Economic and Social Research Institute. Forecasted activity data for the agriculture sector (animal numbers, crop areas and fertiliser use) are provided by Teagasc. Following receipt of this data, the EPA carries out further data processing and calculations (e.g. use of emission factors) to determine the greenhouse gas emission projection estimates. The data processing involves QA/QC checks.
Period of time covered (begin) 2016-04-28
Period of time covered (end) 2016-04-28

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