Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021 (Commencement) Order 2021
Planning and Development Act 2000
Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015
Comes into force: 7th September 2021
Jurisdiction: Republic of Ireland
These regulations bring into force The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021.
Significant changes have made to The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 and The Planning and Development Act 2002, to enable the Republic of Ireland to meet the Government’s plan to transition to a climate-resilient, biodiversity-rich, and climate-neutral economy, no later than 2050.
Changes include the replacement of existing sections of the 2015 Act with the National climate objective and the Climate action plan and national long term climate action strategy. The following new sections have also been added:
Preparation of carbon budgets;
Approval of carbon budget;
Sectoral emissions ceiling; and
Revision of carbon budgets.
Changes are made to The Planning and Development Act 2000, to include the requirement for a development plan to include objectives to reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, to address the necessity of adaptation to climate change, taking account of the local authority climate action plan.
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