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IMF Country Report No. 21/124

IRELAND

SELECTED ISSUES

June 2021

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IRELAND

SELECTED ISSUES

May 25, 2021

Approved By

European Department

Prepared by Andreas A. Jobst and Anna Shabunina

Contents

  • CONSIDERATIONS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION IN IRELAND

  • BOXES

  • 1. Investment Need for Climate Policies

  • 2. Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure (LCCR)

  • FIGURES

  • 1. Carbon Pricing in the EU and Ireland

  • 2. Climate Change Mitigation—Overview of GHG Emissions

  • 3. Climate Change—Overview of Physical and Transition Risks

  • 4. Co-Benefits and Market Failures of Climate Change Mitigation

  • 5. Climate Change Mitigation—Residential Buildings

  • 6. Climate Change Mitigation—Agriculture

  • 7. General Indicators for Climate Change Mitigation Policy

  • TABLES

  • 1. Personal Incentives for the Purchase of Low-Emission Vehicles (2019)

  • 2. Options for the Use of Carbon Tax Revenue

  • References

Ireland: Selected Issues
Author: International Monetary Fund. European Dept.