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Reducing emissions in Northern Ireland

1. Outline

In this report, the Committee sets out how Northern Ireland can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions between now and 2030 in order to meet UK-wide climate change targets.

Overall, Northern Ireland’s fair contribution to the UK’s fifth carbon budget requires emissions reductions of at least 35% against 1990 levels by 2030.

2. Key findings

The report’s key findings are:

  • Existing policies are not enough to deliver this reduction
  • There are excellent opportunities to close this gap and go beyond 35%
  • Meeting the cost-effective path to decarbonisation in Northern Ireland will require action across all sectors of the economy and a more joined-up approach