Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Rural and Community Development
Climate Change Policy
881. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the recurring weekly meetings attended by either him or the Secretary General of his Department in 2019 at which climate change and-or preparations within his Department to enact a climate plan has been an agenda item; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31347/19]
Neither I nor the Secretary General of my Department are currently attending recurring weekly meetings featuring climate change as an agenda item.
However, ongoing issues surrounding climate action and the Government's Climate Action Plan are discussed at various meetings as required.
The Secretary General of my Department is also a member of the Climate Action Delivery Board which is being established by the Department of the Taoiseach.
The purpose of the Delivery Board is to ensure effective whole of Government delivery of the Climate Action Plan, which was published by Government last month.