Indicators and Monitoring
indicator set, compiled by the CSO as a response to the commitment in Our
Sustainable Future, complements two existing CSO indicator reports namely
‘Measuring Ireland’s Progress’and Environmental Indicators Ireland With a
view to minimising the overlap between these three indicator sets this report
has been limited to 55 indicators. Work on identifying verifiable sources in
areas where there is not adequate supporting data continues with a view to
enhancing the indicator set in future publications.
The indicators are presented under four domains: Global Indicators; Economy;
Social; and Environment. The Global Indicators domain contains seven indicators
and gives a worldwide overview (the other three domains only contain data for
Ireland and the EU). Essentially the Global Indicators domain presents a
snapshot of Ireland’s standing in the world.
The Economy domain contains thirteen indicators and these are designed to show
trends in Ireland since 2000 and to benchmark Ireland against other countries
in the European Union. The Social and Environment domains also show the trends
since 2000 and benchmark us in Europe.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protects the environment through its
licensing, enforcement and monitoring activities. Details about the EPA's activities can be found at: epa.ie
In developing the SDG National Implementation
Plan 2018-2020, Ireland has also mapped its sectoral policies against the 17
SDGs and all 169 related targets, in order to identify which national policies
are most relevant to which SDGs and their associated targets, and the extent of
interlinkages between different national policies which can contribute to the
achievement of multiple SDGs.
The Central Statistics Office [CSO] is Ireland’s
national statistical office and is tasked to impartially collect, analyse and
make available statistics about Ireland’s people, society and economy. The
identification and management of national data needed to meet Ireland’s SDG
reporting requirements will be undertaken by the CSO, in consultation with the
SDG Interdepartmental Working Group. In addition to Ireland’s formal periodic
SDG reporting, the CSO and Ireland’s National Mapping Agency, Ordnance Survey
Ireland [OSi], have launched a website for exploring, downloading and combining
publicly available national SDG data using geographic information systems.
This Country Profile has been last updated on: Thursday, 30 April 2020
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