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AIEA and Local Authorities Climate Change Strategies

National Documents

Under the Kyoto Protocol Ireland agreed to a target of limiting its greenhouse gas emissions to 13% above 1990 levels by the first commitment period 2008-2012 as part of its contribution to the overall EU target.  Ireland ratified the Kyoto Protocol on the 31 May 2002, along with the EU and all other Member States, and  is internationally legally bound to meet the challenging greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.

  • National Climate Change Strategy 2007-2012

  • To ensure Ireland reaches its target under the Kyoto Protocol and, building on measures put in place following the publication of the first National Climate Change Strategy in 2000 , the Government has published a new National Climate Change Strategy 2007-2012.  The Strategy  provided a framework for action to reduce Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions . A copy of the document, summary documents and progress reports are available on the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government  website

    In addition to this document  policy statements such as the White Paper,  Delivering a Sustainable Energy Future for Ireland. sets out the Government's Energy Policy Framework 2007-2020 to deliver a sustainable energy future for Ireland. It is set firmly in the global and European context which has put energy security and climate change among the most urgent international challenges. A pdf copy of the document is available on the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

  • CCMA  Local Authority Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Measures: Best Practice and Current Initiatives

  • This  document was developed as a guide to Local Authorities on Climate Change Strategies. A pdf of this document is available to download  (PDF 191 Kb)

    Local Autorities Climate Change Strategies

    The Local Authorities  are working in collaboration with their local energy agencies to implement Climate Change Strategies at local level. Below are more details of the work completed so far by the agencies.

  • Carlow  County Council working with Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency
  • Kilkenny. County Council(PDF2 09 Kb) Kilkenny County Council working with Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency
  • Dublin City Council working with CODEMA
  • Cork City  Council working with Cork City Energy Agency
  • Cork_County Council (PDF 747 Kb)  working with Cork County Energy Agency
  • Donegal County Council
  • Galway City Council working with Galway  Energy Agency
  • Galway County Council working with Galway Energy Agency
  • Kerry  County Council working with Kerry Energy Agency
  • Kildare County Council
  • Limerick County Council working with Limerick  Clare Energy Agency
  • Clare County Council working with Limerick Clare Energy Agency
  • Mayo County Council working with Mayo  Energy Agency
  • Meath County Council  Energy Management Agency
  • Westmeath County Council working with Midlands Energy Agency
  • Offaly County Council working with Midlands Energy Agency
  • Laois County Council working with Midlands Energy Agency
  • Longford County Council working wiht Midlands Energy Agency
  • North_Tipperary_County_Council (PDF344 Kb) working with Tipperary Energy Agency
  • South_Tipperary_County_Council (PDF376 Kb)  working with Tipperary Energy Agency
  • Waterford County Council (PDF 753 Kb)   Waterford_County Council _Climate Change Strategy (PDF 1 Mb) 

        working with Waterford Energy Bureau

  • Waterford City Council working the Waterford Energy Bureau

  • Wexford County Council working with Wexford Energy Management Agency

    Change Campaign

    The Change Campaign  was developed as as part of the Government's National Climate Change awareness campaign to encourage everybody in Ireland to find out what is their carbon count number. On their website www.change.ie, a  section  is  dedicated to the Public Sector . This section will shortly be updated to include a Carbon Calculator for the Local Authorities. For more information

  • Updated 21/09/2009   by fhickey     RSS icon