These policy areas are of vital national strategic importance and play a major role in our economic development and environmental well-being. By their nature, they are areas of work subject to ongoing change and development and the Department is actively engaged in shaping and responding to that change in collaboration with its
agencies, its stakeholders and other Government Departments.
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The discovery of natural gas fields offshore Ireland has enabled the transition from fuel sources such as peat, coal and wood to natural gas, which is a low-carbon fuel. Continued offshore exploration for natural gas can help secure Ireland’s energy supply and help meet our current and future energy needs.
The Earth’s climate has always been changing. However, scientists have now concluded that there is a 95% probability that the global warming of the last 50 years is due to man-made greenhouse gases (GHGs). This is because the Earth’s natural greenhouse effect has been enhanced by these emissions.