Climate Change

Organisation Contact

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government looks after:

  • The Vehicle labeling scheme
  • Publishing of a new National Climate Change Strategy 2007-2012 to reach targets of Kyoto protocol
  • Reviewing and updating greenhouse gas emission projections in the Kyoto Protocol commitment period 2008-2012
  • EU climate change policy
  • Ozone protection
  • Consultation on the energy usage of light bulbs
  • Met Éireann - the Irish National Meteorological Service
Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government,Custom House, Dublin 1.
Tel (01) 888 2000
Fax (01) 888 2888
Ardcavan Business Park,Wexford.
LoCall 1890 20 20 21

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for:

  • Regulating the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS)
  • Establishing and maintaining a national emission trading registry
  • Kyoto protocol-National Authority and Focal Point in Ireland
  • Ireland's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) database
  • Publishing national emission projections on an annual basis
  • Climate change research
  • Providing expert scientific support for development of national responses
  • News and updates
  • Coordinates environmental research in this area

EPA Headquarters
PO Box 3000
Johnstown Castle Estate
Co. Wexford
Tel: 053-9160600
Lo Call: 1890 335599
Opening hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Reception hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm 

Local Administration are involved in:


  • Public Consultation on Light Bulbs
  • Accepting old CFLs free of charge at civic amenity facilities
  • Enforcement of the Air Pollution Act 1987, including power to require measures to be taken to prevent or limit air pollution e.g. the ban on Bituminous Coal.
Contact information for your local authority is on the local administration page.
The Irish Climate Analysis and Research Unit (ICARUS) was established in order to improve our scientific understanding of climate change and its impacts, with particular emphasis on Ireland. It provides key climate services, solutions, data and advice to the scientific community, policy makers and community at large.

Dr. Rowan Fealy
Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units
Department of Geography
Logic House
Co. Kildare

Dr. John Sweeney
Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units
Department of Geography
Rhetoric House
Co. Kildare

Flood Hazard Maps show information about places that may be at risk from flooding. They are responsible for showing reports, photographs, newspaper articles and other information about reported floods. They also provide the service of searching for flood information in any locality or region.

Office of Public Works
51 St. Stephen's Green
Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel: (01) 6476666 LoCall: 1890 213414
Fax: (01) 6610747

The Irish Flood Warning System will provide online warning of floods around the country. Currently a Flood Warning System for the Munster Blackwater is being developed. A live website has been designed so that water levels are updated approximately every two hours.

Prof. Ger Kiely
Tel (02) 14902965
Dr. Paul Leahy
Tel 087 9864789
For technical and general enquiries contact:
Mr Gearoid Corcoran
Tel 086 4023704

Ireland's climate can be tracked with the help of Met Éireann, the Irish National Meteorological Service. It is under the umbrella of the DOEHLG and is responsible for charting weather patterns and related services for Ireland.

Met Eireann,
Glasnevin Hill,
Dublin 9
Tel: (01) 8064200
Fax: (01) 8064247

Combat Climate Change is part of the Sustainable Energy Ireland group and is responsible for providing information to help the general public understand what climate change is, and how you can take action to combat it. They also provide an energy calculator. 

Sustainable Energy Ireland
Dublin 9
Tel Lo Call 1850 376 666

The Community Climate Change Consortium for Ireland (C4I) Project was established in 2003. Based in the headquarters of Met Éireann it aims to consolidate and intensify the national effort in climate change research.

Met Eireann,
Glasnevin Hill,
Dublin 9
Tel: (01) 8064200
Fax: (01) 8064247

Power of One is Ireland’s energy efficiency programme. It promotes good energy use in the home, work place and school. The programme is linked to the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

Greenhouse Ireland Action Network is a resource service for news and updates on climate change. It features a clickable map and carbon calculator, with up-to-date press releases.
Friends of the Earth are responsible for campaigning for environmental justice and sustainability. In Ireland their top priority is to ensure everyone does their fair share to prevent climate change. They have campaigns, news and a blog.

Friends of the Earth
9 Upper Mount Street
Dublin 2
Tel 01-6394652

ECO-UNESCO is Ireland 's Environmental Education and Youth Organisation and it aims to raise environmental awareness, understanding and knowledge of the environment among young people. is connected.

26 Clare Street
Dublin 2
Tel (01) 662 5491
Fax (01) 662 5493

Comhar – Sustainable Development Council is the forum for national consultation on all issues relating to sustainable development. It is responsible for
adding value to existing work being done by other bodies and coming to informed and balanced perspectives and recommendations.
Comhar - Sustainable Development Council
17, St. Andrew Street ,
Dublin 2
Tel (01) 888 3990   Lo Call (1890) 200 327
Fax (01) 888 3999

climate change

The Centre for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) promotes all sections of society working together to tackle climate change.

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, 
2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 550  
Arlington , VA 22201
Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network working to promote Government and individual action to limit man made climate change.

Climate Action Network - International
c/o US Climate Action Network
1810 16th St. NW
Washington , DC 20009 , USA

IWEA is the national association for the wind industry in Ireland. They are committed to the education and awareness of using sustainable energy systems in Ireland and thus contributing to a cleaner environment with the benefits of non fossil fuels.

Sycamore House, Millennium Park ,
Co. Kildare.
Tel (45) 899341
Fax (45) 854958

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which produces important reports.


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