The Climate Action (Amendment) Bill 2020

The Environmental Pillar welcomed the publication of the Climate Bill in October of this year, and closely followed its pre-legislative scrutiny proceedings before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action.

In our submission on this Bill, we outline 12 areas which we believe must be changed and corrected in order to make the Bill fit for purpose.

These recommendations include:

  • A Paris-aligned National Transition Objective to be both pursued and achieved
  • A critical link being drawn between biodiversity and climate
  • A stronger definition of carbon budgets
  • Interim targets which chart a clear trajectory towards the climate objective

Our full submission is available at: