National Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plan 2024

The Climate Action Plan 2024 (CAP24) is the third annual update to Ireland’s Climate Action Plan. The Plan was approved by Government on 20 December 2023, subject to Strategic Environmental Assessment and Appropriate Assessment. The version of the Plan available below has been updated to include an additional Sustainable Development Goals chapter which provides an assessment of each chapter of the Plan for SDG impact at SDG target level.

Climate Action Plan 2024 builds upon last year’s Plan by refining and updating the measures and actions required to deliver the carbon budgets and sectoral emissions ceilings. The Plan provides a roadmap for taking decisive action to halve Ireland’s emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by no later than 2050, as committed to in the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021.

New Approach to the 2024 Annex of Actions

The supplementary Annex of Actions which accompanies the Climate Action Plan has also been approved by Government, subject to Strategic Environmental Assessment and Appropriate Assessment. For 2024 a new approach to the Annex has been implemented that will see only new, high-impact actions included in the Annex, while the full roadmap of actions to support the delivery of our climate targets remains within the Climate Action Plan itself.