Agriculture/Animal Welfare

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Agriculture/Animal Welfare, Climate Change and Natural Resources, Dáil Issues, Oral Questions

To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his consultation with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine officials regarding the Government’s response to climate change include discussions on transitioning focus from meat and dairy farming to more environmentally sustainable farming..  – Clare Daly. 
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Climate Change and Natural Resources, Dáil Issues, Environment, Parliamentary Questions

To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his strategy for banning the purchase of single use plastics with regard to public contracts in which single use plastics are used; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Clare Daly.

REPLY

On 3 January 2019, the Government decided that Government Departments would no longer purchase, directly or indirectly, single use plastic beverage cups, cutlery or straws. From 1 March 2019, this policy will also apply to all public bodies. Certain limited exemptions are in place for reasons of public health and hygiene.
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Climate Change and Natural Resources, Dáil Issues, Oral Questions

To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the steps he will take to address the concerns highlighted in the most recent report from the Climate Action Change Advisory Council indicating that carbon emissions are increasing instead of decreasing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Clare Daly.

REPLY

As has been highlighted by the Climate Change Advisory Council in its 2018 Annual Review, published on 25 July, meeting Ireland’s EU targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and 2030 will be extremely challenging.
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Climate Change and Natural Resources, Communications