The Climate Action Plan is Ireland’s roadmap to becoming a climate neutral economy and resilient society by 2050. This means that the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere is dramatically reduced and is balanced by the amount removed by our land, forestry, or technology. Becoming a climate resilient society will help us to cope with the impacts of a changing climate. Ireland is committed to achieving this future through a just transition, meaning all voices will be heard in a fair and equal manner, and that new opportunities will mean no one is left behind.

We are now developing the 2021 Climate Action Plan and want your views on how we can transform Ireland and support people to take their own climate actions. You are invited to be part of this Climate Conversation and to share your views on the government’s climate action and how it can support you to take climate action in your own life. Your views will also be part of the wider National Dialogue on Climate Action (NDCA) and will help to engage and communicate with more people on Ireland’s climate action in the future.

You don’t need to be a climate expert for your opinion to be valued, we want to hear from as many people as possible.

This consultation is open until 17.30 18 May 2021 and submissions can be made online through our consultation platform. If you have difficulties submitting a response online, or would like to make a submission by post, email or through Irish please email us at ClimateConversation@decc.gov.ie.

Data Protection

Please note that responses to this consultation are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (FOI), Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 2007-2014 (AIE) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

The Department may publish the contents of all submissions received to this consultation on its website, the Department will redact personal data prior to publication. In responding to this consultation, parties should clearly indicate where their responses contain personal information, commercially sensitive information or confidential information which they would not wish to be released under FOI, AIE or otherwise published.

We would like to draw your attention to the Department’s Data Privacy Notice which explains how and when we collect personal data, why we do so and how we treat this information. It also explains your rights in relation to the collection of personal information and how you can exercise those rights.