Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (67)

Brendan Howlin

Question:

67. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee D, infrastructure, last met; and when it is next scheduled to meet. [26691/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

Cabinet Committee D works to ensure a co-ordinated approach in the areas of infrastructure investment and delivery, housing and climate action. The Cabinet Committee last met on 27 May 2019 and its next meeting has not yet been scheduled.

Since then the Government published the Climate Action Plan, which aims to give Irish people a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future.

This far reaching Plan sets out the actions across electricity, transport, heat, agriculture and other areas that we need to take to meet our EU 2030 targets, put us on a trajectory to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change.

There is significant work underway across each of the areas covered by the Committee through Government Departments, agencies and a range of interdepartmental groups such as the Project Ireland 2040 Delivery Board. These matters are also regularly considered at meetings of Government and in bilateral meetings with the relevant Ministers.