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‘Ag-Climatise’ – A Draft National Climate & Air Roadmap for the Agriculture Sector to 2030 and Beyond – Public Consultation

The importance of addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has been reflected in the recent all-of-Government Climate Action Plan 2019 to tackle Climate Breakdown, which has clearly set out the ambition for Ireland. The agricultural sector needs to respond and play its part in the transition to a low carbon, climate resilient economy and society for the future, while also taking advantage of the opportunities that this challenge presents. The 10% to 15% emissions reduction target for agriculture in the All-of-Government Climate Action plan, translates to a reduction in emissions from 20.2 Mt CO2eq in 2017 to between 17.5 and 19 Mt CO2eq by 2030. Furthermore, this plan also requires agriculture to enhance CO2 removals from the landscape by at least 26.8 Mt CO2eq and contribute to the development of sustainable decarbonised energy systems. In terms of our national targets to reduce GHG emissions; Ireland cannot achieve its target without the agricultural sector delivering its contribution

‘Ag-Climatise’ is a public consultation document aimed at translating our overall sectoral ambitions into more detailed actions and targets for delivery over the coming years. The roadmap proposes ambitious and challenging actions which will require not only ongoing concerted effort, but a step-up right across the sector from primary producer through to the processor.

How to get involved?

A consultation process is now open, and you are invited to participate in this public consultation.

The consultation is composed of two elements, as follows:

  1. The Ag Climatise roadmap ‘Ag-Climatise’ – A Draft National Climate & Air Roadmap for the Agriculture Sector to 2030 and Beyond – Public Consultation (pdf 1,048Kb)      which sets the scene and poses a number of questions.    
  2. An online survey to facilitate a response to the questions. Ag-Climatise Survey. The survey will take about 35 minutes to  complete.

Written comments are also welcome by email to and also by post to:

Climate & Air Roadmap Consultation
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Climate Change & Bioenergy Policy Division
Grattan Business Centre,
Dublin road,
Co. Laois
R32 K857

The consultation will end on Friday 10th January 2020 at 12pm. 


Freedom of Information

All submissions and comments submitted to the Department for this purpose are subject to release under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 and the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007- 2014. Submissions are also subject to Data Protection legislation. Personal, confidential or commercially sensitive information should not be included in your submission and it will be presumed that all information contained in your submission is releasable under the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

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