A public consultation on Ireland’s first National Mitigation Plan has been launched and your opinion is needed.
The development of Ireland’s first statutory National Mitigation Plan represents a hugely important first step in enabling transition to a low carbon, climate-resilient and environmentally sustainable economy by 2050.
The preparation of the plan is designed to be a whole-of-Government approach to tackling greenhouse gas emissions, particularly, in the key sectors of Electricity Generation, the Built Environment, Transport and Agriculture.
Inviting the public to provide feedback to his Department on the mitigation options set out in the draft Plan, Minister Naughten said “Ireland faces significant challenges in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and this will be a long journey. It is vital now that interested stakeholders have their say as part of this public consultation to inform our ongoing work in finalising the Plan.”
A series of questions to guide responses to the public consultation are included as an annex to the draft Plan. See the Draft Plan.
The plan will be living document with work continuing on an on-going basis with updates published to their website.
Interested parties are invited to make written submissions on the draft National Mitigation Plan by Wednesday 26 April 2017.
A submission can be made by emailing NationalMitigationPlan@DCCAE.gov.ie including the subject heading “Draft NMP consultation and (name of respondent)”
Or in writing to the following address:
Draft National Mitigation Plan Consultation
Climate Policy Division
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
29 – 31 Adelaide Road
Dublin, D02 X285
The closing date for submissions is 26th April 2017.