The Climate Action Plan 2021 provides a detailed plan for taking decisive action to achieve a 51% reduction in overall greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and setting us on a path to reach net-zero emissions by no later than 2050, as committed to in the Programme for Government and set out in the Climate Act 2021.
It will put Ireland on a more sustainable path; cut emissions; create a cleaner, greener economy and society; and protect us from the devastating consequences of climate change. It is a huge opportunity to create new jobs and grow businesses in areas like offshore wind; cutting-edge agriculture; and retrofitting, making our homes warmer and safer.
In addition to directly restoring peatlands, Peatlands and People aims to build cohesive evidence-based resolutions whilst ensuring that our communities embrace the just transition, and can deliver on the long-term implementation of the full Climate Action Plan.
The project is committed to supporting the long-term implementation of the full 2019 Climate Action Plan by:
- Stimulating action relating to the decarbonisation strategy across many sectors.
- Influencing best practices in climate action and land use across Ireland.
- Building capacity and understanding in landowners, farmers and foresters.
- Supporting mandate bodies in achieving a just transition in the midlands.
Peatlands and People is working to align its activities and targets with each update of the Plan.