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Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 (No. 46 of 2015).

Country/Territory
Ireland
Document type
Legislation
Date
2015 (2021)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to provide for the approval of plans by the Government in relation to climate change for the purpose of pursuing the transition to a low carbon, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable economy; to establish a body to be known in the Irish language as An Chomhairle Chomhairleach um Athrú Aeráide or, in the English language, as the Climate Change Advisory Council; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
Subject
Air & atmosphere, Environment gen.
Keyword
Air quality/air pollution Monitoring Data collection/reporting Pollution control Emissions International relations/cooperation Basic legislation Climate change Ozone layer Environmental planning Institution Policy/planning
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Act provide for the approval of plans by the Government in relation to climate change for the purpose of pursuing the transition to a low carbon, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable economy by the year 2050. It sets out the commitment of Ireland to existing or future obligations under European Union law and under any relevant international agreement. EU law here includes Directive 2003/87/EC relating to the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme and Decision No. 406/2009/EC, which sets greenhouse gas mitigation targets for the period from 2013 to 2020. Plans (a National Low Carbon Transition and Mitigation Plan and a National Climate Change Adaptation Framework) shall be made by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government and submitted to the Government for approval. Sectoral adaptation plans shall be developed. The Act sets out content and procedures of plans and establishes a National Expert Advisory Council on Climate Change to advise and make recommendations to the Minister. The Act also provides for monitoring of progress on the implementation of obligations and reporting.

Full text
English
Website
www.irishstatutebook.ie

References - Legislation

Implements

Decision No. 406/2009/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the effort of Member States to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Community’s greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments up to 2020.

Legislation | European Union | 2009

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Climate change, Emissions

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC.

Legislation | European Union | 2003 (2023)

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Climate change, Emissions, Authorization/permit, Policy/planning, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Environmental standards, Emissions trading, Capacity building, Financing, Renewable energy, Research, Standards, Protection of environment, Afforestation/reforestation, Forest management/forest conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021 (No. 32 of 2021).

Legislation | Ireland | 2021

Keyword: Oil, Special fund, Biodiversity, Climate change, Hazards, Early warning system, Local government, Policy/planning, Risk assessment/management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX