21 Jun 2021, 16.15

The Joint Committee Environment and Climate Action will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, 22 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:

·         Representatives of Macra na Feirme – Denis Duggan, CEO, Derrie Dillon, Head of Advocacy, Membership and Policy, and Gillian Richardson, Agricultural and Rural Affairs Policy Officer; and

·         Dr Oliver Moore, University College Cork.

Committee Cathaoirleach Deputy Brian Leddin said: “Agriculture accounts for approximately 35 per cent of Ireland’s total emissions and as part of our sector-by-sector analysis, the Committee is examining how farming can contribute to meeting the 2030 target of reducing Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions by 51 per cent. We look forward to hearing the views of witnesses on this and related matters, including the potential use for nature-based solutions that enhance Ireland’s biodiversity while also contributing to our climate mitigation and adaptation effort.”

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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