Written answers

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government

Climate Change Policy

Photo of Terence FlanaganTerence Flanagan (Dublin North East, Independent)
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149. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government his plans to introduce climate change legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53616/13]

Photo of Phil HoganPhil Hogan (Minister, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government; Carlow-Kilkenny, Fine Gael)
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In February 2013, I released Outline Heads of a Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill for consideration by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht and by stakeholders. The Outline Heads set out, inter alia , institutional and other arrangements for the development of national low - carbon roadmaps between now and the year 2050.

Following a consultation exercise involving the receipt of written submissions and oral hearings, the Joint Committee published its report on 20 November 2013. I am now considering the Joint Committee’s report, as well as a range of other issues, with a view to finalising the draft Heads of the Bill as soon as possible. Subject to the approval of Government, my intention is to publish the final Heads before Easter 2014.

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