The enactment of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 was a landmark national milestone in the evolution of climate change policy in Ireland. The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 provides the statutory basis for the national transition objective laid out in the national policy position. As provided for in the 2015 Act, in order to pursue and achieve the national transition objective, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment must make and submit to Government a series of successive National Mitigation Plans (NMPs) and National Adaptation Frameworks (NAFs). When considering these plans and frameworks, Government must ensure that the national transition objective is achieved by the implementation of measures that are cost-effective. The Act provides that the first NMP must be submitted to Government no later than 10 June 2017 and that the first NAF must be submitted to Government no later than 10 December 2017.