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Being the worst performing European country in the CCPI, Ireland ranks 49th. According to national experts, Ireland is one of the few EU countries to miss its 2020 emission reduction targets under the EU effort-sharing decision, which is one reason why the country rates very low in climate policy. Its performance in the field of GHG emissions is also very low as the country is nowhere close to being on track concerning its well-below-2°C compatible pathway with both its current level as well as its 2030 t arget. We observe a very positive trend in the development of renewable energy, but as the current share of renewable energy in energy supply–as well as the 2030 target–are insufficient, Ireland rates only medium in the renewables category.

CCPI 2018 Scorecard Ireland