The study found that Dublin produces 9.72 tonnes of CO2 emissions per head, nearly twice the European average of 5.2 tonnes. Dubliners also consumed 156 gigajoules of energy per year compared to an average of 81 gigajoules.
In addition, the energy consumption of our residential buildings is 1281 megajoules, far higher than the 30 city average of 909 megajoules and Dublin residents each consume about 128 cubic metres of water each year as against an average of 105 cubic metres.
The study also shows that just one in five people use public transport, compared to 42 per cent across Europe.
Both the length of the capital's public transport network and its cycle lanes are well below the 30-city average and the lack of a fully-integrated ticketing system for public transport is also remarked upon.
I am guessing the economic crash has reduced emissions, the gombeen spammers will be on in a minute to tell me how wonderful John Gormley is, I suspect they are actually John Gormley.
When does his limo get to Copenhagen....think I will stick with idealist radicals who never win like Evo Morales and Elinor Ostrom, rather than those 'realists with power' in Dublin
Elinor who, Evo stick the gombeen men and women will cry.
We need a Green Party in Ireland, volunteers please.
At the moment the ghost of Charlie Haughey keeps green politics locked up in a basement...