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General News / December 7, 2020

Ireland one of the worst countries for climate performance

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General News / December 7, 2020

Ireland one of the worst countries for climate performance

Words: Katie Gartland

Ireland has ranked 39th out of 57 countries for emission reduction.

Ireland has ranked as one of the worst developed countries in the world for climate emissions, according to the 2020 Climate Change Performance Index.

Due to failure to reduce emissions, Ireland has ranked 39th out of 57 countries across the world. Ireland has stayed consistently high on the Index, however, has moved away from worst in the EU this year. Due to the scale of renewable energy production and government policy, Ireland’s emissions have improved slightly.

Half of the members of the EU are reducing their emissions to abide by the Paris Agreement. Other countries including Ireland, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic have fallen short to meet the goals of the Agreement.

Read more about the 2020 Climate Change Performance Index here.