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The Joint Committee on Climate Action will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, when the topic of forestry will be discussed.

In addition to Officials from Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, four additional witnesses will appear in Committee Room 3 from 2pm on Wednesday, to discuss Forestry and Climate Change, including the Social Impacts of Forestry.

Professor Áine Ní Dhúbhain, School Of Agriculture & Food Science, University College Dublin; Dr. Eugene Hendrik, expert in forest and climate action;  Paddy Purser Co-Founder, Pro Silva Ireland; Bernie Gray, Chair, Coillte and Secretary General Brendan Gleeson of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will appear.

In advance of the meeting, Committee Chairperson, Hildegarde Naughton TD, said: “Deforestation is a major contributor to climate change, and currently accounts for approximately 17% of global greenhouse gas emissions. On the other hand, the forestry sector provides a range of opportunities to mitigate rises in greenhouse gas levels. With this in mind the Committee looks forward to tomorrows engagement with officials and experts.”

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Committee membership

Teachtaí

Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil

Hildegarde Naughton - Cathaoirleach

Fine Gael

Fine Gael

Independent

Independents 4 Change

Green Party

Labour Party

Solidarity - People Before Profit

Sinn Féin

Seanadóirí

Fianna Fáil

Sinn Féin

Fine Gael

Independent