Ireland’s UN SDGs - Goal 13 Climate Action 2021
The 17 UN SDGs are a set of global development targets adopted by the United Nations (UN) member countries in September 2015 to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The UN SDGs are driving the global development agenda towards Agenda 2030.
The Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan 2018-2020 is in direct response to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and provides a whole-of-government approach to implement the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
This Publication for 'Goal 13 Climate Action' has eight SDG indicators which are divided into two main chapters: Climate and Strategy.
SDG 13.1.1 Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters per 100,000 population currently has no available national source.
SDG 13.1.2 Number of countries that adopt and implement national disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 currently has no available national source.
SDG 13.1.3 Proportion of local governments that adopt and implement local disaster risk reduction strategies in line with national disaster risk reduction strategies is published in the UN SDG Global Database.
SDG 13.2.1 Number of countries with nationally determined contributions, long-term strategies, national adaptation plans and adaptation communications, is reported to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
SDG 13.2.2 Total greenhouse gas emissions per year is published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Data for EU countries is published by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
SDG 13.3.1 Extent to which (i) Global citizenship education and (ii) Education for sustainable development are mainstreamed in (a) National education policies (b) Curricula (c) Teacher education and (d) Student assessment is provided by the Department of Education.
SDG 13.a.1 Amounts provided and mobilized in United States Dollars per year in relation to the continued existing collective mobilization Goal of the $100 billion commitment through to 2025 is provided by Eurostat.
SDG 13.b.1 Number of least developed countries and small island developing states with nationally determined contributions, long-term strategies, national adaptation plans and adaptation communications, as reported to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is available on the UNFCCC website.
For reference the population per county is based on the Census of Population 2022 - Preliminary Estimates as follows:
|Table 6.1 - Population per County, Census of Population 2022 - Preliminary Results|
|Limerick City and County||205,444||4.0|
|Waterford City and County||127,085||2.5|
|Source: CSO, Census of Population 2022 - Preliminary Results|
Border – Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo
Midland – Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath
West – Galway, Mayo, Roscommon
Dublin – Dublin City, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, South Dublin
Mid-East – Kildare, Louth, Meath, Wicklow
Mid-West – Clare, Limerick, Tipperary
South East – Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford
South West – Cork, Kerry
Northern & Western - Border and West regions
Southern - Mid-West, South East and South West regions
Eastern & Midland - Dublin, Mid-East and Midland regions
|DAFM||Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine|
|DCEDIY||Department of Children Equality Disability Integration and Youth|
|DECC||Department of Environment, Climate and Communications|
|DEFENCE||Department of Defence|
|DE||Department of Education|
|DSP||Department of Social Protection|
|DETE||Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment|
|DFIN||Department of Finance|
|DFAT||Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade|
|DFHERIS||Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science|
|DoH||Department of Health|
|DHLGH||Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage|
|DJE||Department of Justice|
|OPW||Office of Public Works|
|DPER||Department of Public Expenditure and Reform|
|REVENUE||Department of Revenue Commissioners|
|DRCD||Department of Rural and Community Development|
|DTCAGSM||Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media|
|DT||Department of Transport|
All indicators data are classified by the IAEG-SDGs into three tiers based on their level of methodological development and the availability of data at the global level.
Tier Classification Criteria/Definitions:
Tier 1: Indicator is conceptually clear, has an internationally established methodology and standards are available, and data are regularly produced by countries for at least 50 per cent of countries and of the population in every region where the indicator is relevant.
Tier 2: Indicator is conceptually clear, has an internationally established methodology and standards are available, but data are not regularly produced by countries.
Tier 3: No internationally established methodology or standards are yet available for the indicator, but methodology/standards are being (or will be) developed or tested.