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Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Richard Bruton: The EPA, which does the number-crunching, publishes its reports. Obviously, it is available to come before the committee to present its numbers. The SEAI does the number-crunching for energy alone. If we just want the energy side of things, as opposed to the wider piece, that is available from the SEAI.

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Michael Fitzmaurice: Who does the agriculture side of things?

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Richard Bruton: The EPA does that as well. It does the evaluation. It calculates the emissions from agriculture that arise from methane, nitrogen, oxides, urea and so on. It calculates the whole lot. Teagasc has done an estimate of how we can start to reduce those emissions. The question of land use and forestry is much more complicated. I am happy to make an official available to talk to Deputies....

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Michael Fitzmaurice: I thank the Minister.

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Eugene Murphy: Is the Deputy happy to proceed?

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Michael Fitzmaurice: Yes.

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Eugene Murphy: Is that okay with the Minister?

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Richard Bruton: I thank the Chair and wish everyone a happy Christmas.

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Eugene Murphy: Does the Minister wish to make a concluding statement?

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Richard Bruton: I do not think so. We will come back to this issue at the committee when we produce the climate Bill. I am happy to share as much as I can. This is a challenging area. It is a challenge to understand much of the science and to do the modelling. It is speculative. It is not as perfect as science as we might like. I am happy to share. I thank the Acting Chairman, the other Deputies and...

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Eugene Murphy: Before we close off proceedings here, as someone who has been in the Chair quite often over the past year, I want to thank Deputies, Ministers and staff for their courtesy and assistance and wish them all a happy Christmas. With the help of God, we will all be back here in 2020. I hope everyone enjoys the break.

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Richard Bruton: Absolutely.

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

The Dáil adjourned at at 10.25 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 January 2020.

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Jack Chambers: Will the Minister update the House on the production of the terms of reference for the security review and indicate whether he will consult on the matter? I return to the policy statement on petroleum exploration and production activities as part of Ireland's transition to a low-carbon economy. Such activities would call into question the Government's desire to consult on Ireland's national...

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Richard Bruton: The terms of reference of the security and sustainability review have not been finalised. We have sought input from our agencies, such as EirGrid, in order that we can understand the concerns before setting the terms. Contrary to what was stated earlier, it is in recognition of the concerns raised, such as in respect of LNG, that we want to ensure it will be assessed. I have committed that...

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Michael Fitzmaurice: I too wish all the Oireachtas staff and our colleagues in the House a happy Christmas. Everyone speaks about tonnages, figures and percentages that we have to aim for, and about the degree to which we exceed our emissions targets. Will the Minister provide a facility for Deputies to talk to the people who do the number-crunching? Everybody in Ireland talks about carbon and figures but...

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: Even in the past six months, the understanding within the EU as to our level of ambition between 2030 and 2050 has changed in recognising that if we are to meet the Paris Agreement's targets, the overall ambition agreed three to four years ago is out of date. I understand Denmark has just committed to a 70% reduction in emissions by 2030, believing that it will gain an economic advantage...

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Richard Bruton: On the first question, there is no doubt that the Government, similar to other governments, has lifted its ambition. When I came into office first, my target was to get us back on track. We were failing dismally to achieve our target. People may or may not attribute the hard work that we had to do to get all of the Departments to agree to targets that were set and that would deliver and...

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Eugene Murphy: We now move to the questions and answers session, starting with Deputies Jack Chambers and Michael Fitzmaurice.

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Jack Chambers: Does the Minister not get an opportunity to respond first to the debate?

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