Climate Action Bill 2021

After years of campaigning for Climate Action Mary welcomes the publication of the historic Climate Action & Low Carbon Development Bill 2021.

The Bill introduces legally binding environmental targets to reduce carbon emissions by 51% by 2030, protect our Bio-Diversity, transition to a low carbon economy and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

The Bill includes the following key elements:

  • Places on a statutory basis a ‘national climate objective’, which commits to pursue and achieve no later than 2050, the transition to a climate resilient, biodiversity-rich, environmentally-sustainable and climate-neutral economy
  • Embeds the process of carbon budgeting into law, Government are required to adopt a series of economy-wide five-year carbon budgets, including sectoral targets for each relevant sector, on a rolling 15-year basis, starting in 2021
  • Actions for each sector will be detailed in the Climate Action Plan, updated annually
  • A National Long Term Climate Action Strategy will be prepared every five years.

For more information & to look at the Bill click here.