14 Jun 2021, 16.10

The Joint Committee Environment and Climate Action will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, 15 June, to resume discussions on reducing Ireland’s Carbon Emissions by 51 per cent by 2030, looking at the challenges, opportunities and changes that may be required in agriculture.

The meeting at 12.30pm in Committee Room 1 of Leinster House will hear from Professor Alan Matthews of Trinity College Dublin and Sadhbh O’Neill of the Stop Climate Chaos coalition.

Committee Cathaoirleach Deputy Brian Leddin said: “The Committee is examining how the agriculture sector, which accounts for approximately 35 per cent of Ireland’s total emissions, can contribute to meeting the 2030 Target.  As part of this sector by sector examination, Members would also like to discuss the potential use for nature-based solutions that enhance Ireland’s biodiversity while also contributing to our climate mitigation and adaptation effort. We look forward to hearing the views of Professor Matthews and Ms O’Neill.”

The Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action has 14 Members, nine from the Dáil and five from the Seanad.

The meeting in Committee Room 1 can be viewed live on Oireachtas.ie.

Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.

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Committee membership

Deputies

Sinn Féin

Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael

Green Party

Solidarity - People Before Profit

Social Democrats

Senators

Sinn Féin

Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael

Green Party