Seanad debates

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2016: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage

 

10:30 am

Photo of Paul DalyPaul Daly (Fianna Fail)

I move amendment No. 48:

In page 6, between lines 9 and 10, to insert the following:“Report on climate justice and just transition
5.(1) The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht shall, within twelve months of the passing of this Act, lay a report before both Houses of the Oireachtas considering climate justice and a just transition to a low-carbon economy in respect of turf cutting and peat extraction.

(2) The report under subsection (1)shall contain recommendations in relation to—
(a) protective measures and supports for adversely affected workers and communities,

(b) training and development of alternative low-carbon employment, and

(c) rehabilitation and restoration of peatlands in order to achieve reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with any existing obligation of the State on climate change under the law of the European Union or any international agreement.”.

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