Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (120)

Micheál Martin

Question:

120. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his Department's role in climate change policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2217/14]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I refer to the reply to Questions Nos. 141, 142, 143 and 150 of 22 January 2014 which sets out the position in this matter. As outlined in that reply, in addition to a direct involvement in the sectoral element of the roadmapping process related to the built environment, my Department's responsibility for overall co-ordination of national climate policy, in respect of both mitigation and adaptation, constitutes a major contribution to the development of national greenhouse gas emission reduction policies and actions. Having facilitated the comprehensive open consultation at the outset of the national policy development programme, my Department will also lead and co-ordinate the open consultation on the draft National Low-Carbon Roadmap and Strategic Environmental Assessment which will conclude the programme later this year.

Question No. 121 answered with Question No. 116.