The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021 will support Ireland’s transition to net zero and help us achieve a climate neutral economy by 2050. It will establish a legally binding framework with clear targets and commitments set in law, and ensure the necessary structures and processes are embedded on a statutory basis to ensure we achieve our national, EU and international climate goals and obligations in the near and long term.
In accordance with EU Directive 2001/42/EC and the European Communities (Environmental Assessment of Certain Plans and Programme) Regulations 2004 (SI 435 of 2004), as amended, Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) has been carried out on the Bill and its findings are presented in an Environmental Report.
All interested parties are invited to share their views on the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021, as well as its associated SEA Environmental Report. These documents, along with the SEA Scoping Report and Appropriate Assessment Screening Report can be found below.
Due to current working arrangements associated with COVID-19, if you are unable to access the documents below and require inspection at DECC offices on Adelaide Road, please write to the postal address or email us using the details below.
The closing date for submissions is 5.30pm 23 July 2021
Consultation on the SEA Environmental Report for the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021
Climate Action Division
Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications
29-31 Adelaide Road
Dublin 2, D02 X285
The deadline for consultation responses follows the Climate Bill passing through the Oireachtas. This will facilitate the public following the deliberative process, which may inform their views on this consultation. All submissions and feedback received within the consultation timeframe will be considered. Any amendments required as a result of this consultation will be brought forward as an amendment to the legislation later in the year.
Climate Bill 2021 - as amended in Select Committee
We are committed to engaging with stakeholders in a clear, open and transparent manner. Any person or organisation can make a submission in relation to this consultation.
Please note that responses to this consultation are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (FOI), Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 2007-2014 (AIE) and the Data Protection Act 2018.
Please also note that the Department intends to publish the contents of all submissions received to this consultation on its website. The Department will redact personal data prior to publication. In responding to this consultation, parties should clearly indicate where their responses contain personal information, commercially sensitive information or confidential information which they would not wish to be released under FOI, AIE or otherwise published.
We would like to draw your attention to the Department's Data Privacy Notice
which is available on our website and explains how and when we collect personal data, why we do so and how we treat this information. It also explains your rights in relation to the collection of personal information and how you can exercise those rights.