Under the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment must submit a National Mitigation Plan to Government for approval no later than 10 June 2017.
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 - Electricity Generation, the Built Environment, Transport and Agriculture. The plan will be a living document, with work continuing on an on-going basis with updates published to this website.
This draft was subject to public consultation which closed on April 26 2017. This public consultation will help inform its further development before a final plan is submitted to Government in June 2017. The draft plan highlights several key questions for stakeholders to consider in terms of how best Ireland should position itself in taking this first step in achieving the national transition objective by 2050. Further details are available in our press release 15 March 2017.