Climate Action Plan 2024 - AmCham Response to Public Consultation


Efforts must be accelerated if Ireland is to reach its goals of a 51% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050.1 Significant progress needs to be made in a relatively short space of time, and AmCham has continuously stressed the need for action in this area to ensure that Ireland meets its targets.

A recent survey of AmCham members found that 42% have committed to reaching carbon neutrality by 2030, with this rising to 64% aiming to reach this goal by 2040. Despite the numerous challenges businesses have faced in recent years, our members remain committed to achieving a more sustainable future. AmCham members are focused on how best we can ensure that all sectors of the Irish economy adapt and contribute to meeting Ireland’s climate action goals, including through consideration of our renewable energy policy, the adoption of pro-innovation pilot programmes across potential technologies, focusing on achieving net zero, and identifying opportunities to improve energy efficiencies. AmCham and our members continue to closely engage with Government and State agencies to address the various requirements needed to ensure that Ireland meets its climate ambitions.

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