Climate Conversation- Climate Action Plan 2021

Closed 18 May 2021

Opened 23 Mar 2021


The Climate Action Plan is Ireland’s roadmap to becoming a climate neutral economy and resilient society by 2050 (see the 2019 Climate Action Plan). This means that the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere is dramatically reduced and is balanced by the amount removed by our land, forestry, or technology. Becoming a climate resilient society will help us to cope with the impacts of a changing climate.

Ireland is committed to achieving this future through a just transition, meaning all voices will be heard in a fair and equal manner, and that new opportunities will mean no one is left behind. 

We are now developing the 2021 Climate Action Plan and want your views on how we can transform Ireland and support people to take their own climate actions.  You are invited to be part of this Climate Conversation and to share your views on the government's climate action and how it can support you to take climate action in your own life.  Your views will also be part of the wider National Dialogue on Climate Action and will help to engage and communicate with more people on Ireland's climate action in the future.

You don’t need to be a climate expert for your opinion to be valued, we want to hear from as many people as possible. You might find the Climate Jargon Buster useful as you read through the content and questions. The Climate Conversation is being conducted in line with strict data protection rules, and for this reason is open only to those over 16. Under 16s will be consulted through the Comhairle na nÓg network.

If you are responding as an organisation or would like to share a prepared submission please find the Call for Evidence here

Data protection 

Please note that responses to this consultation are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (FOI), Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 2007-2014 (AIE) and the Data Protection Act 2018. See hereThe Department may publish the contents of all submissions received to this consultation on its website, the Department will redact all personal data prior to publication. Information on how we safeguard respondents aged 16-18 years here.

What happens next

The views shared as part of the Climate Conversation will inform the Climate Action Plan 2021. They will also be used to inform the National Dialogue on Climate Action, and to find ways to include and communicate with more people on Ireland's climate action.