This project aims to develop and test an analytical tool to robustly project sectoral GHG emissions in Ireland for the period to 2030
€149,908Total Project Costs
2 yrProject Duration
The project team will develop and test an analytical tool to robustly project sectoral greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland for the period to 2030. The project comprises 1) a literature review of international best practice, 2) an assessment of current models and data sources used within Ireland's inventory and projections systems, 3) a critique of national practice in the context of international best practice, 4) an ex-post analysis of mitigation delivered by key measures in NEEAP (National Energy Efficiency Action Plan) and NREAP (National Renewable Energy Action Plan), 5) a comparison between ex-post avoided emissions with projected ex-ante avoided emissions, 6) development of a LEAP_GHG_Ireland tool 1990 to 2030, 7) simulation of future impact of key measures, 8) calibration of new analytical tool using ex-post analyses and 9) incorporation and testing uncertainty analysis in new LEAP_GHG_Ireland tool. The project team will work closely with the EPA's Inventory and Projection teams.
Total Project Cost: €149,908
Funding Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Year Funded: 2016
Lead Organisation: University College Cork (UCC)