Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Questions (83)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

83. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he is reviewing plans to combat climate change in view of the international climate strike of children and the support here for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14243/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

I am currently preparing an All of Government Climate Plan which will set out the actions which must be taken to make Ireland a leader in responding to climate change. I am working with colleagues across Government to develop new initiatives across electricity, transport, heat, and agriculture, as well as a range of other sectors.

The All of Government Plan will have a strong focus on implementation, including actions with specific timelines and steps needed to achieve each action, assigning clear lines of responsibility for delivery. It will also be informed by successful approaches in other countries, where such approaches could be adapted for implementation in Ireland.

The Plan will build on the previous actions and framework put in place by both the National Mitigation Plan and the National Development Plan, and is to be completed in April.