Article 15 of the EU Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action requires each Member State to prepare and submit to the Commission a long-term strategy for greenhouse gas emissions reduction with a perspective of at least 30 years.
Ireland has already established a detailed decarbonisation pathway to 2030 in its Climate Action Plan 2019. This will be reflected in Ireland's final national energy and climate plan (NECP). Moreover, as part of the NECP consultation process, the Department sought views on decarbonising beyond 2030. The Department is now seeking further views in relation to decarbonisation pathways beyond 2030, including transition options across all key sectors of the economy (energy, buildings, transport, enterprise, waste, agriculture and land-use), on the role of innovative technologies and on socio-economic factors.
The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment is committed to engaging with stakeholders in a clear, open and transparent manner. This public consultation includes 26 specific questions, seeking responses and ideas to inform Ireland's long-term strategy to 2050.
Any person or organisation can make a representation in relation to the consultation. These representations will be considered before the final version of the Strategy is published.
To make a submission as part of this consultation, please complete our online form or alternatively, view the consultation document and email your submission to: email@example.com or post to:
Climate Mitigation and Awareness Division - LTS
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
29-31 Adelaide Road
The deadline for submissions to this consultation has been extended to 5pm, 31 December 2019.
By responding to the consultation, respondents consent to their name being published online with the submission. Please note, responses to this consultation are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 and Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 2007-2014. Confidential or commercially sensitive information should be clearly identified in your submission.