Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs - Primary Legislation

Climate Change (No. 2) Bill

The First Stage of the Climate Change (No.2) Bill was completed on 5 July 2021.

Northern Ireland is not immune to the severity of the impacts of a changing climate and it is important that it plays its part in the global and UK effort to tackle climate change. The Bill aims to achieve this by creating a framework that will establish a pathway to achieving emission reduction targets which will ensure that Northern Ireland makes a fair and equitable contribution to the achievement of the UK 2050 Net Zero target. In doing so this will help to ensure that Northern Ireland develops a greener, low carbon circular economy in which the environment can prosper and be protected.

The Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs is now seeking views and evidence on this Bill as it is anticipated that it will be referred to the Committee for scrutiny in September 2021.

 At its meeting of 14 October 2021 the Committee received oral evidence from DAERA and the Agri-food Sector which included Dairy Council NI, LMC, NIGTA, NIMEA and UFU written briefing below)



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