Call for evidence and views on the Climate Change Bill

Closed 15 Jul 2021

Opened 20 May 2021

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Overview

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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 Climate Change Bill that has recently come before the Northern Ireland (NI) 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 your views matter

As part of the NI 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. 

If you would like to request an alternative format to give comments, please contact the Committee Clerk at the following email address: Committee.AgriEnvRural@niassembly.gov.uk

Audiences

  • Parents
  • Higher education students
  • Prospective higher education students
  • School students
  • Private individuals or organisations with an interest in Bovine TB
  • All stakeholders
  • Gold Star Customer Service Excellence
  • Citizens
  • Business
  • Voluntary and Community Sector
  • Homeowners
  • Government Department
  • Local Government
  • Statutory Body
  • Private Sector
  • Research
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  • Utility
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  • DOJ Staff
  • DFC Staff
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  • DE Staff
  • DfE Staff
  • DAERA Staff
  • TEO Staff
  • DOH Staff
  • HSCNI Staff
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  • ICT Grades
  • Associate Assessors
  • Inspectors
  • Pupils
  • Teachers
  • IST
  • Stakeholders
  • Schools
  • Early Years Educators
  • Pre-School Education Settings
  • Other Stakeholders
  • Academy Participants
  • Bridge to Employment Participants
  • Companies
  • RHI
  • Work Based Learning Providers
  • European Social Fund Project Providers
  • Service users/patients
  • Carers
  • General Public
  • Advocate groups
  • Community/Voluntary sector organisations
  • Health and social care providers – statutory
  • Health and social care providers – non-statutory
  • Health professionals
  • Health and social care staff
  • Health and social care regulators
  • Staff representatives/Unions
  • Royal Colleges
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  • Pensions Customers
  • Benefits Customers
  • CMS
  • Political Representatives
  • Carers
  • Employers
  • Employers
  • Disability Organisations
  • People with Disabilities
  • Community & Voluntary Organisations
  • Schools
  • Academic Staff
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • School Students
  • Prospective Higher Education Students
  • Higher Education Students
  • Students
  • MOD
  • Supervising Drivers
  • Approved Motorcyclist Instructors
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  • Bikers
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  • Riders
  • Drivers
  • Young Drivers
  • Learner Riders
  • Learner Motorcyclist
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  • All DVA Staff
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  • Staff
  • All Stakeholders
  • Water operators
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Interests

  • Climate Change