Committee Stage of the Climate Change (No. 1) Bill

Call for Evidence

The Assembly Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs wants to hear your views

Climate Change is one of the most important issues facing our society and how we address it could affect how we live, work and travel. 

The Non-executive Climate Change Bill that has recently come before the Northern Ireland Assembly sets out a framework to mitigate the effects of Climate Change in the coming years. 

This includes reducing the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere and balancing the amount removed by our industries and through energy use.

The Bill proposes several mechanisms to help achieve its aims including establishment of Climate Action Plans across various sectors and regular reporting to monitor progress in terms of delivering the net-zero target. 

Why we are consulting

As part of the Assembly’s normal legislative processes, the Climate Change Bill has been referred to the Assembly’s Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) for scrutiny and evaluation.  

The Committee is seeking views from stakeholders on the objectives, proposals and potential consequences of the Bill so it can understand how the legislation could affect different parts of society and how effective it may be in achieving its aims. 

Your views will help to inform the AERA Committee’s consideration of the Climate Change Bill and any recommendations it may suggest as the Bill moves to the next stage of the legislative process.


Give us your views

Submit your response by completing our response form

Please note that the deadline for submissions is Thursday 15 July 2021.


Further information

If you would like to request an alternative format to give comments, or have any other queries, please contact the Committee Clerk at the following email address:

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