Project Ireland 2040 - Empowering Communities for Climate Action

20th June 2018

Minister Naughten launched the Climate Action element of the Ireland 2040 Development Plan at the ‘Empowering Communities for Climate Action’. This plan allocates €21.8 billion for dealing with the challenges of climate change and moving the economy away from it’s over reliance on fossil fuels. These changes are focused on a number of sectors including, agriculture, transport and the built environment. A ban on petrol and diesel cars, raising the energy standard of older existing houses and gradually replacing peat and coal power stations with low carbon alternatives, are some of the measures that have been included in the plan.

The ‘Empowering Communities for Climate Action’ event explained and highlighted the different opportunities and roles for communities as Ireland gradually transitions to a low carbon economy by 2050. Minister Naughten was joined by a number of his ministerial colleagues who addressed climate issues affecting their department.

More information is available on the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment's website.