Thursday, 28 March 2019

Questions (151)

Seán Fleming


151. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the position regarding the new all-of-government climate action plan; the timeframe for the report to be produced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14574/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

As the Deputy will be aware, 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 in electricity, transport, heat, and agriculture, as well as a range of other sectors.

The new 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. The new plan will also be informed by successful approaches in other countries.

The Plan will build on the policy framework, measures and actions set out in both the National Mitigation Plan and the National Development Plan and is to be completed in April.