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Public Consultation on discussion document on the potential for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) mitigation within the Agriculture and Forestry Sector

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine facilitated a public consultation process, inviting written submissions from interested parties on a discussion document on the potential for greenhouse gas mitigation within the agriculture and forest sector. The deadline for written submissions was Monday 23rd March 2015. DAFM subsequently held a public consultation seminar on 15th May 2015, at which presentations were made by representatives from the Department’s Climate Change and Forest Policy Divisions, Teagasc, Bord Bia, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Copies of the presentations can be accessed at the following link:

Presentations from Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Seminar

It is planned to complete the sectoral mitigation plan in the coming months. Submissions received will be considered by the Department in the formation of the agriculture and forestry sector inputs to the national mitigation plan. Please note that any submissions may be published or otherwise disclosed.  

Although the deadline for submissions has passed, the discussion document may be found at the following link:

Any queries on the consultation process or the discussion document may be sent to the following email address: climatechange@agriculture.gov.ie

Climate Change and Bioenergy Policy Division

30th June 2015