NI Emissions Reduction Target and Carbon Budget | Member Response Workshop
Senior leaders and environmental practitioners from Business in the Community member organisations are invited to come together and construct a response from business to Northern Ireland’s 2030 and 2040 Emissions Reduction Targets and First Three Carbon Budgets.
21 Sep 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Danske Bank, Donegall Square West, Belfast, BT1 6JS
Free - member only
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has recently published (21 June 2023) a consultation on Northern Ireland’s 2030 and 2040 Emissions Reduction Targets and First Three Carbon Budgets. Click here to access the consultation document and online survey.
The Department has opened a 16-week consultation period, running from 21 June to 11 October 2023, and has requested feedback on the proposed first three carbon budgets 2023-2027, 2028-2032 and 2033-2037, as well as 2030 (48%) and 2040 (77%) interim targets.
As part of this consultation, we invite senior leaders and environmental practitioners from Business in the Community NI (BITCNI) member organisations to join us for a Member Response Workshop – hosted by Danske Bank – on Thursday 21 September 2023 10:00 am-11:30am, to construct a joint response from business.
As well as consulting on the Carbon Budget, DAERA is working collaboratively with all Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) departments and is seeking views on the Climate Change Committee’s (CCC) Advice Report: The Path to Net Zero Northern Ireland published on 2 March 2023.
DAERA’s role is to prepare & publish and set the carbon budgets and this information session will be an opportunity to discuss what we need to do to respond to the threat presented by climate change and the opportunities that might emerge.
Work is progressing at pace in developing Northern Ireland’s first ever Climate Action Plan and all NICS departments have a legislative duty to set out how they will reduce emissions. This consultation and the conversations that will take place will be used to help inform the draft Climate Action Plan.