Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (102)

Eamon Ryan

Question:

102. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if he will reassess the National Development Plan 2018-2027 and Project Ireland 2040 for climate impact following the report of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Action; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16389/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Project Ireland 2040 provides a robust and resilient strategic policy and investment framework for the development of Ireland taking account of a range of relevant and contextual requirements, including existing and emerging climate mitigation and impact considerations.

Moreover, addressing the shared national strategic outcomes common to the National Planning Framework (NPF) and National Development Plan (NDP) strands of Project Ireland 2040 that relate to transitioning to a low carbon future and addressing both the effects and drivers of climate change, the Government is at an advanced stage of preparing a detailed climate action plan, taking account of all relevant inputs, including from the Oireachtas.

Therefore, rather than having to revisit Project Ireland 2040 from a climate perspective, the focus should be, and is, on taking the required steps to advance the necessary practical implementation measures to underpin the achievement of the broad strategic outcomes of the NPF and the NDP.