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Climate Action

​​Objectives of the Climate Action section:

  • Development and implementation of the National Mitigation Plan
  • Development and implementation of the National Adaptation Framework
  • Ensuring that Ireland progresses towards meeting its EU and international emissions reductions targets
  • Coordination of the sectoral adaptation planning process across Government
  • Developing and supporting an inclusive process of community engagement on climate change through the National Dialogue on Climate Change
  • View the Statement of strategy


Divisions within the Climate Action Section:


Climate Mitigation and Awareness

The Climate Mitigation and Awareness Division are responsible for the development and coordination of climate mitigation policy across Government. This includes the development and implementation of the National Mitigation Plan in line with the provisions of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015. This Act supports the aim of achieving the transition to a;

  • competitive,
  • low carbon,
  • climate resilient
  • and environmentally sustainable economy by 2050.

It is also responsible for ensuring that Ireland continues to progress towards meeting its EU's 2020 and 2030 emissions reductions targets. That Ireland's interests are properly understood at UNFCCC and EU level meetings on Climate Change.


Climate Adaptation, Soil, GMOs and Chemicals

The Climate Adaptation, Soil, GMOs and Chemicals division is responsible for the development of the National Adaptation Framework in line with the provisions of the Climate Act. It is also responsible for coordinating the sectoral adaptation planning process across Government.  It supports the development of adaptation planning at local government level.

It is also responsible for developing and initiating an inclusive process of community engagement on climate action through the National Dialogue on Climate Action (NDCA). The NDCA supports the implementation of the climate change measures. These measures will be necessary over the coming years and decades to achieve the transition to a;

  • competitive,
  • low carbon,
  • climate resilient
  • and environmentally sustainable economy by 2050.