Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Cut methane emissions with less beef and dairy – report

Cut methane emissions with less beef and dairy – report

A focus on healthier diets that contain less consumption of meat and dairy is needed to tackle methane emissions, according...

April 3, 2022

Going Dutch – companies collaborate on major GHG-reducing project

Going Dutch – companies collaborate on major GHG-reducing project

A large-scale pilot project to explore the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in dairy cows has commenced, involving Dutch...

March 24, 2022

ESRI study finds low awareness of emissions in agriculture

ESRI study finds low awareness of emissions in agriculture

Most people do not recognise agriculture as the main contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while individual actions tend to...

January 26, 2022

Climate Action Plan: Timelines for measures announced

Climate Action Plan: Timelines for measures announced

The government has published an extensive list of deadlines for the farming sector, which aim to ensure the delivery of...

December 15, 2021

‘Huge amount of work underway’ on farms to reduce emissions

‘Huge amount of work underway’ on farms to reduce emissions

According to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), there’s a “huge amount of work underway on farms to reduce emissions, which...

October 22, 2021

Rise in agriculture emissions ‘highlights importance of new policies to reverse this trend’

Rise in agriculture emissions ‘highlights importance of new policies to reverse this trend’

Agriculture emissions increased by 1.4% in 2020, highlighting the “importance of new policies to reverse this trend”, according to Minister...

October 22, 2021

Agriculture emissions increased by 1.4% in 2020

Agriculture emissions increased by 1.4% in 2020

Agriculture emissions increased by 1.4% in 2020, “driven by increased activity in all areas, including a 3.2% increase in the...

October 22, 2021

Off-farm activities a ‘growing share’ of global food system GHG emissions

Off-farm activities a ‘growing share’ of global food system GHG emissions

Off-farm activities before and after food production are making up a “growing share” of food system greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

June 11, 2021

Irish greenhouse gas emissions estimated to be 6% lower in 2020

Irish greenhouse gas emissions estimated to be 6% lower in 2020

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are estimated to have fallen by 6% overall in 2020 due to the impact of...

January 29, 2021

Ireland to voluntarily report impact of wetlands on greenhouse gas emissions

Ireland to voluntarily report impact of wetlands on greenhouse gas emissions

Ireland has opted to voluntarily report on the impact of managed wetland and bogs on greenhouse gas emissions and removals...

January 7, 2021

EU greenhouse gas emissions fell to lowest level in three decades last year

EU greenhouse gas emissions fell to lowest level in three decades last year

Greenhouse gas emissions in the EU fell to the lowest level in three decades last year, according to a new...

December 1, 2020

Reduction in emissions in agriculture ‘reflects work ongoing at farm level’

Reduction in emissions in agriculture ‘reflects work ongoing at farm level’

The reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture reflects the work that is ongoing at farm level to increase efficiency...

November 20, 2020

Emissions from agriculture decreased by 3.9% in 2019

Emissions from agriculture decreased by 3.9% in 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today (Friday, November 20) published its provisional greenhouse gas emissions for Ireland for 2019. The...

November 20, 2020

Climate bill: Legally-binding targets for agri will ‘probably come later’ than other sectors

Climate bill: Legally-binding targets for agri will ‘probably come later’ than other sectors

The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020 was published today (Wednesday, October 7) and the government has...

October 7, 2020

Ryan interview: Forestry ‘will balance emissions we won’t be able to reduce in agriculture’

Ryan interview: Forestry ‘will balance emissions we won’t be able to reduce in agriculture’

Forestry “will balance some of the emissions we won’t be able to reduce in agriculture” according to Eamon Ryan, Minister...

October 2, 2020

€2.5 million awarded to Galway company developing additive to raise nutrient level in slurry

€2.5 million awarded to Galway company developing additive to raise nutrient level in slurry

A Co. Galway based company has been awarded funding of €2.5 million for the development of an additive to raise the...

August 31, 2020

Claims that new cattle feed additive can ‘reduce methane emissions by 60%’

Claims that new cattle feed additive can ‘reduce methane emissions by 60%’

With the government aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by (an average of) 7% per annum, farmers are under more...

July 1, 2020

Green ambition of 7% annual emissions cut at odds with current 3.5% target…

Green ambition of 7% annual emissions cut at odds with current 3.5% target…

While the Green Party claims that average greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can be reduced by 7% per year (at a...

April 27, 2020