Written answers

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Department of Health

Departmental Policies

Photo of Ivana BacikIvana Bacik (Dublin Bay South, Labour)
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667. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he plans to take to reduce carbon emissions in the healthcare supply chain. [57480/21]

Photo of Frank FeighanFrank Feighan (Sligo-Leitrim, Fine Gael)
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Responsibility for carbon emissions in the healthcare supply chain rests with the HSE. The Climate Action Plan 2021 represents a whole-of-Government response to the challenges of climate change and sets out pathways across all sectors of Irish society to achieve the country's climate ambitions.

The Plan includes the decarbonisation of the industrial sector and sets ambitious targets to 2030 in this regard, highlighting the roles to be played by the relevant Departments and Agencies involved in tackling the range of issues associated with industrial emissions, including managing the sector's carbon footprint and improving industrial efficiencies.

Each Department and public body is accountable for the achievement of the steps and targets set across all sectors in the 2021 Climate Action Plan to the Climate Action Delivery Board, which will present quarterly delivery reports to Government.

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