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Public Consultations - Climate Action

Published: 8 January 2020
From: Department of the Taoiseach

The Climate Action Plan acknowledges that citizen engagement on climate action is crucial, and outlines how Irish citizens can be engaged in policy and decision-making processes, which then enhance the legitimacy and acceptance of climate policy decisions. Throughout the Climate Action Plan, a broad range of stakeholder and public engagement processes are identified. One part of this is public consultation processes.

Listed below are the current public consultation processes under the Climate Action Plan. Please get in touch and have your say.

Call for proposals for Food Waste Reduction initiatives under the Rural Innovation and Development Fund

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has issued a call for proposals under the 2020 Rural Innovation and Development Fund (RIDF) for Food Waste Reduction. This funding will further enhance the work previously funded to identify, target and address what is a rapidly growing issue not just here in Ireland but globally. Ireland generates over 1 million tonnes of food waste each year. These initiatives will serve to address that fund’s overall objective of energising the rural economy by encouraging innovative job creation and sustainable enterprise development.

The Call for Proposals relates to the provision of services for the support of food waste reduction projects which are designed to reduce food waste generated by food businesses, retailers/wholesalers or suppliers in rural areas.

The deadline for submission of applications is 12:00 (noon) on 3rd April 2020. Proposals will be assessed through a competitive process for funding of proposed projects.

Public Consultation on the Draft National Marine Planning Framework

The Draft NMPF is Ireland’s first marine planning framework and it applies to a broad range of marine activities including aquaculture, offshore renewable energy, sea fisheries and tourism. It provides a long-term framework for effective management of marine activities and more sustainable use of our marine resources. It is intended to enable Government to set a clear direction for managing our seas, clarify objectives and priorities, and direct decision makers, users and stakeholders towards more strategic, plan-led and efficient use of marine resources.

This public consultation is open until Thursday, 9th of April 2020.

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