Irish greenhouse gas emissions fall again

Irish CO2 emissions dropped 3.3% in 2003, according to provisional statistics from the national environmental protection agency. This is the second consecutive year to show a fall. However, overall greenhouse gas emissions were still nearly 25% above base year 1990 levels, well above Ireland's ceiling of 13% above to comply with its Kyoto protocol commitments. The EPA confirmed agriculture as the largest contributor to Irish greenhouse gas emissions. But rising transport emissions now pose the biggest policy challenge, it added. See press release.

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