Next meeting:

Last updated - 22 Jan 2021, 16.22

26 Jan 2021, 11.00

The Joint Committee on Climate Action will meet in private session.

Date established: 30 Jul 2020

House: 33rd Dáil, 26th Seanad

Pre-legislative scrutiny

Report

Pre-legislative scrutiny

The Committee has published a report on its pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Climate Action and Low-Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020. The purpose of the Draft Bill is to strengthen the statutory framework for more effective governance of the State’s climate objectives.

Press releases

18 Dec 2020, 11.46

Joint Committee on Climate Action launch report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on the draft of the Climate Action and Low-Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020

3 Nov 2020, 14.46

Joint Committee on Climate Action to complete Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020

27 Oct 2020, 17.12

Joint Committee on Climate Action continues Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020

Recent videos

Tue, 15 Dec 2020

Committee on Climate Action

Topic: Motion on Motions on the approval of Dáil Éireann of the terms of the Agreement between Ireland and Denmark and the Republic of Estonia on the establishment of a framework for the statistical transfer of energy from renewable sources for target compliance purposes under Directive 2009/28/EC

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Wed, 11 Nov 2020

Committee on Climate Action

Topic: Further Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals: COM(2020)80 and COM(2020)563 on Establishing the framework for achieving climate neutrality and amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 (European Climate Law)

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Wed, 4 Nov 2020

Committee on Climate Action

Topic: Pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020 (resumed)

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Recent documents

Tue, 15 Dec

Opening statement, Eamon Ryan T.D., Minister, Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications

Opening statement, Eamon Ryan T.D., Minister, Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (PDF)

Wed, 11 Nov

Opening statement, Brian Carroll, Assistant Secretary, Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications

Opening statement, Brian Carroll, Assistant Secretary, Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (PDF)

Wed, 4 Nov

Opening statement, Dr Larry O’Connell, National Economic & Social Council

Opening statement, Dr Larry O’Connell, National Economic & Social Council (PDF)

Recent reports

Fri, 18 Dec 2020

Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on the draft of the Climate Action and Low-Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020
Committee on Climate Actions report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on the draft of the Climate Action and Low-Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the areas of climate action is scrutinised by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Committee on Climate Action

Leinster House

Kildare Street

Dublin 2

D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee

Gina Long

(01) 618 3183

climateaction@oireachtas.ie

 

Press officer

Robert Kennedy-Cochrane

(01) 618 4149

(085) 870 7436

robert.kennedy-cochrane@oireachtas.ie