Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action
Conference of the Parties, COP, 25: Discussion
Mr. Maughan initially stated that he was not aware what it was. I want to move on to ask about the UN climate action summit in September. Ireland signed up to a number of initiatives around mitigation strategy, an energy transition coalition and a nature-based solutions coalition. What is the precise nature of Ireland's commitment in these areas, how does it apply to domestic policies and what new legislation and investment can we expect as a result of the commitments that Ireland has made?