Environmental Pillar Budget 2024 Submission

The government stands at a significant crossroads, armed with a projected €65 billion surplus in the years ahead. This surplus presents a unique opportunity to future-proof Ireland with the establishment of a dedicated Climate and Nature Restoration Fund of €8bn to ensure that necessary investments in both climate and nature seen and unforeseen are guaranteed. Such a fund could serve as a catalyst for the rejuvenation of our natural world, the revitalization of rural and coastal economies, and the provision of crucial public amenities. Among the benefits are the better insulated buildings, the expansion of renewable energy infrastructure, and the rehabilitation of our natural assets.

Environmental Pillar pre-Budget 2024 Submission Sept 2023