26 DFómh 2020, 14.20

The Joint Committee on Climate Action will continue Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020 when it meets tomorrow, Tuesday, 27 October in the first of three engagements this week.

The meeting at 1.30pm in Committee Room 3 of Leinster House will hear from three international experts on climate action legislation:

  • Maria-Krystyna Duval, Head of Climate, Client Earth and a former Government Advisor on New Zealand’s Zero Carbon Act;
  • Jonathan Church, Climate Accountability Lawyer, Client Earth;
  • Dr Thomas L Muinzer FRSA, Senior Lecturer in Energy Transition Law at the University of Aberdeen’s School of Law.

The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020 proposes that Ireland moves to a climate neutral economy and net zero emissions by 2050.

Committee Chairman Deputy Brian Leddin said: “The Committee has a busy schedule this week with three meetings on the Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of this important legislation. In this first engagement, we look forward to hearing from these international experts on their experience of climate action laws and governance in other countries.”

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

The meeting in Committee Room 3 can be viewed live on Oireachtas TV.

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

Teachtaí

Sinn Féin

Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael

Brian Leddin - Cathaoirleach

Green Party

Solidarity - People Before Profit

Social Democrats

Seanadóirí

Sinn Féin

Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael

Green Party