The 2018 Climate Change Performance Index recently ranked Ireland 49 out of 59 countries for taking action on climate change in a report issued by Germanwatch, the NewClimate Institute, and the Climate Action Network. This represents a drop in 28 places since last year and puts Ireland at the lowest of any European country.
For the past 13 years, the Climate Change Performance Index has been monitoring countries’ efforts in combatting climate change. The report evidences that Ireland produces the highest volumes of emissions per person in Europe. Sweden and Norway were the top performing European countries in the index though the report states that no country has taken sufficient action to prevent climate change.