Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Climate Change Policy
442. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the recurring weekly meetings attended by either her or the Secretary General of her Department in 2019 at which climate change and or preparations within her Department to enact a climate plan has been an agenda item; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31334/19]
I welcome the recent publication of the Climate Action Plan 2019. The plan was published following intensive engagement between my officials and officials from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment on the actions proposed for delivery by enterprise and by my Department and its agencies. I also met with the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment during the development of the plan.
The Secretary General of my Department chairs weekly meetings of the Department’s Management Board. The Assistant Secretary General with responsibility for coordinating my Department’s inputs to the plan provided updates on the status of the plan and the nature of the actions proposed for delivery by the Department and its agencies to the Management Board as required. Officials who were directly engaged with officials from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment on the development of the plan also gave a presentation to the Management Board on the plan.
Following the publication of the plan, a paper was circulated to our Ministerial Management Board outlining the actions proposed for delivery by my Department and its agencies.
The above actions are in addition to the regular and ongoing engagement between officials across the Department and its agencies on the plan and the steps for delivery of the actions assigned to the Department therein.
My Secretary General will attend the first meeting of the Climate Action Delivery Board next week. My Department is committed to the delivery of the actions in the plan.