Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Ceisteanna (19)

Ruth Coppinger

Ceist:

19. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Taoiseach when the next meeting of the Cabinet committee on the environment is due to meet. [37534/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

Following a Government decision on 25 July on the establishment of Cabinet Committees, Cabinet Committee structures were reorganised.

The Cabinet Committee on the Environment covers issues relating to the environment, including the implementation of the national Climate Action Plan.

Political and popular momentum for necessary climate action is growing. This was reflected in the Government’s publication of the cross-sectoral Climate Action Plan in June 2019. Given the cross-cutting nature of the plan that affects all aspects of the economy and society, the need for an all-of-government approach to climate action is obvious. This includes a deliberate and sustained focus at Ministerial level and at Cabinet.

The Cabinet Committee on the Environment will therefore focus on the implementation of the Climate Action Plan in the immediate term. It met for the first time on 30 September 2019 and is due to meet again at least once more before the year end.

Questions Nos. 20 to 42, inclusive, resubmitted.
Questions Nos. 43 to 52, inclusive, answered orally.