4 May 2021, 12.15
The Joint Committee on Agriculture and the Marine will meet this afternoon from 3.30pm live on Oireachtas TV for a resumption of its discussion of the Climate Action Plan when representatives from An Taisce appear.
An Taisce is a body that works to promote environmental awareness and action in the context of the climate and biodiversity emergencies.
Ahead of the meeting, Chair Jackie Cahill, TD, said “This is the second meeting regarding this topic following on from the appearance from Teagasc on April 19, we are interested in getting an insight in to the implications of climate action on the Agri sector from An Taisce. This will inform the Committee’s submission to the public consultation on the 2021 Climate Action Plan.
“There are clearly major questions regarding our Climate, Biodiversity, agriculture and sustainability with respect to economic growth and the Agri-Food industry, all of which are inter-linked. There are concerns about this Climate Action Plan from stakeholders within the farming community, and we look forward to the perspective of An Taisce today.”
For more information about the work of the Committee on Agriculture and the Marine, see the Committee webpage
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