Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, with developed countries taking
the lead.

CSO data

Status: Increase in material footprint and consumption

8.4.1 The material footprint rose in Ireland from 98.33 million tonnes in 2010 to 102.19 by 2017. However, the material footprint per person fell slightly over this time period, from 21.59kg to 21.50kg. GDP per material footprint increased from 2.38 to 3.54 US dollars per kg between 2010 and 2017.

8.4.2 Domestic Material Consumption was estimated at 121.7 million tonnes in 2019 which was 3.5 million tonnes or 3.0% higher than in 2018. The Domestic Material Consumption of non-metallic minerals increased by 7.1 million tonnes or 13.5% between 2018 and 2019 whereas that of fossil fuels fell by 4.3 million tonnes or 22.4%.

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