18 Jun 2019, 16.11

The Joint Committee on Climate Action will hear from Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton TD, tomorrow, Wednesday, 19 June on Government’s Climate Action Plan 2019.

The Climate Action Plan 2019, the Government’s plan to tackle climate change, was launched on Monday and outlines a roadmap to reducing Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Minister Bruton will discuss details of the new plan with the Joint Committee on Climate Action at its meeting in Committee Room 3, Leinster House at 2p.m.

 

The plan outlines measures the Government will take to reduce Ireland’s emissions over the coming decade and to meet EU targets for 2030.

 

Committee Chair, Hildegarde Naughton TD said: “We welcome this opportunity to engage with the Minister on the Climate Action Plan. It follows on from our own cross-party report, ‘Climate Change: A Cross- Party Consensus for Action' which was published in March.

 

“We look forward to hearing first-hand the Action Plan’s proposals for an all of Government approach to reducing emissions in key sectors across our economy, including the areas of transport, agriculture, buildings and electricity.”

 

“Time is of the essence. We are way off track in reaching our 2020 targets and meeting our 2030 targets will be a challenge. That is why we require a focused Government response. We need to move forward with all sectors and all Government departments in relation to reaching our targets and we look forward to engaging with the Minister as a first step.”

 

The meeting can be viewed live here.

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