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Climate Change Policy

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 4 November 2021

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Questions (202)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

202. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the measures intended to be taken by the agri-food sector, the transport sector, the manufacturing sector and the services sector in terms of meeting carbon reduction targets set; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53891/21]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021 commits Ireland to a legally binding target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions no later than 2050, and a reduction of 51% by 2030.

The Climate Action Plan 2021 will put Ireland on a more sustainable path, cutting emissions, creating a cleaner, greener economy and society and protecting us from the devastating consequences of climate change. The Plan sets out indicative ranges of emissions reductions for each sector of the economy. It also sets out the actions needed to deliver on our climate targets, across all economic sectors, including agriculture, transport and enterprise.

The Government will support the changes through major public investment announced recently in the €165bn National Development Plan, including increased funding for retrofitting our homes, building new public transport, reskilling workers, and supporting a just transition.

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