Tag Archives: Carbon Emissions

DÁIL PQ WITH TRANSPORT ON CLIMATE FRIENDLY TRANSPORT

I heard the Minister’s earlier reply on the climate change performance index. Of course, Ireland performed badly. We were 48th out of 56 countries. A third of our emissions are from transport.

The amount the Minister has provided in the national development plan for green transport or environmentally friendly transport is €8.6 million. We were supposed to have an all-of-government plan from the new Minister for the Environment, Planning and Local Government. Could the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport tell us what he is doing about this area, specifically in respect of transport?

DÁIL PQ WITH MINISTER FOR PUBLIC EXPENDITURE ON CLIMATE CHANGE

The Minister of State knows about the targets we have for 2020 for carbon emissions, which we are dismally failing to reach. We have a new Minister announcing an all of Government action plan, which is presumably concerned with the actions that will be taken by each Department. What impact will that have on spending in 2019 and will there be supplementary budgets? We have had eight supplementary budgets already and I have a parliamentary question down on that but it is not an oral question. Will it mean additional supplementary budgets for each of the Departments so that this all of Government plan is covered?

WHAT IS MINISTER COVENEY DOING ABOUT CARBON EMISSIONS? – BROUGHAN

Deputy Broughan this week supported the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill in Dáil Éireann. Although Deputy Broughan agreed with campaigners that the Bill did not go far enough in cementing Ireland’s commitment to strenuous low carbon emissions targets, he felt that the bill is indeed a step in the right direction.