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The Joint Committee on Climate Action will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, with representatives from four organisation due before the Committee across two separate sessions.
The first session, from 2pm, will see the Climate Change Advisory Council appear for a review of the recently approved special report on climate change published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The Climate Change Advisory Council is an independent advisory body tasked with assessing and advising on how Ireland is making the transition to a low carbon, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable economy by 2050.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.
The themes of Climate Change and land use will be discussed later-on in the afternoon when the 2019 Annual Review of the Climate Change Advisory Council is discussed, with three more witnesses due before the Committee.
Officials and representatives from Teagasc, Trinity College Dublin and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will appear.
In advance of the meeting, Committee Chair, Hildegarde Naughton TD, said: “The Committee very much looks forward to engaging with the Climate Change Advisory Council, an independent advisory body tasked with assessing and advising on how Ireland can achieve the transition to a low carbon, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable economy.”
The meeting will start at 2pm in Committee Room 3, Leinster House. Watch live here
Learn about the Committee’s recent reports, statements and membership here
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