Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action
Conference of the Parties, COP, 25: Discussion
Mr. Frank Maughan:
Again, there is a range of commitments which we have entered into and the Department has answered parliamentary questions from the Deputy on those commitments. They are varied in nature and reflect the thematic tracks of the climate action summit across a range of policy areas, be it mitigation, transport, agriculture or youth engagement - the whole range of issues. These are political statements of intent which the lead countries have invited other countries to sign up to. In terms of ambition, it is now up to those lead countries to come forward with specific proposals in terms of how the signatories should seek to implement them. That has not developed any further since the summit.