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Date Last Updated: 31-05-2023

Survey Name:

Decoupling Emissions from Economic Activity

Survey purpose:

This release contains economic, social and environmental statistics relevant to Ireland's sectoral greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets for 2030. NACE analysis of greenhouse gas emissions allows comparisons with economic and employment data by NACE for the highest emitting sectors, and provides data to help determine whether greenhouse gas emissions have decoupled from economic activity.

Legislative Basis National:

Legislative Basis European:



Statistical Population:

Not applicable

Sampling Frame:

Not applicable

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

NACE sectors with highest greenhouse gas emissions

Survey Size:

Not applicable

Principal Variables:

Greenhouse gas emissions, gross value added at constant prices, and employment

Principal External Users:

Government, policy-makers, environment sector, national media, general public

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Environment Statistics

Contact Person:

Clare O'Hara

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Berna Lawlor

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 1 498 4000