Dáil debates

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

Climate Change Policy

9:20 am

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party) | Oireachtas source

As I have said, I expect the Oireachtas committee, the House and stakeholders to be able to see these carbon budgets when the Climate Change Advisory Council delivers them at the end of this month or the first week in October at the latest and then very much to get engaged. On the alignment between economic, social and environmental objectives, the way the Bill was passed was to allow for all stakeholders, particularly Members of the Oireachtas, to make their contribution and for us to debate within this House how we get that balance right. We will have to do that in terms of the sectoral targets we will set, the budget in terms of how we manage it, and the Common Agricultural Policy budget. We will then review it every year. There is an ongoing review of the climate action plan, which is an evolving and iterative plan, and the Oireachtas has a central role. The plan is to get that balance right.


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