The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) is developing a national Clean Air Strategy with the aim of promoting clean air policies to enhance and protect the quality of the air we breathe. The Clean Air Strategy will provide the strategic policy framework necessary to identify and promote the integrated measures across government policy that are required to reduce air pollution and promote cleaner air while delivering on wider national objectives.
The European Commission held its first ever Clean Air Dialogue with Ireland on 1-2 March 2017, to promote actions to improve air quality and contribute to Ireland's implementation of EU clean air legislation. The productive dialogue is summarised in shared conclusions that will also feed into this consultation process.
The Department invited submissions in relation to the proposed Clean Air Strategy and prepared a paper to aid discussion. The questions in the paper were posed only as an aid to the consultation process, which closed on at 5.30pm on Friday 28 April 2017. Participants were also invited to comment on other aspects of the proposed approach.
Please note that all submissions and comments submitted to the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment for this purpose may be subject to release under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 and/or the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 to 2014.