About the Council

The Climate Change Advisory Council was established under the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 and was signed into law on the 18th January 2016.

The Climate Change Advisory Council is an independent advisory body tasked with assessing and advising on how Ireland can achieve the transition to a low carbon, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable economy.

The Council, with the support of its Secretariat, will conduct evidence based analysis on how best to respond to the impact of climate change and provide timely advice on the most effective policies to assist with Ireland’s transition to a low carbon and climate resilient economy.

As part of this work, the Climate Change Advisory Council will provide regular reports regarding Ireland’s progress in achieving its national policy goals and greenhouse gas emissions targets agreed by the European Union.

The Council will provide the following reports in accordance with the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015:

  • annual reviews and reports (Section 12 of the Act);
  • periodic reviews and reports (Section 13 of the Act).

The Council will also provide statements on issues and topics that it wishes to bring to the attention of government and key stakeholders.