Annual Review and Report

Annual Review and Report

Climate Change Advisory Council Annual Review 2018

Climate Change Advisory Council Annual Review 2017

Each year from 2017 onwards, the Council will review and report on progress made during the immediately preceding year in achieving greenhouse gas emissions reductions. A report is then to be submitted to the Minister no later than 30 days after the completion of the review.

Under Section 12 of the Act, it is outlined that the report shall contain:

(1) The Advisory Council shall—

(a) conduct a review (in this section referred to as the “annual review”) in each year of the progress made during the immediately preceding year in achieving greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and furthering transition to a low carbon, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable economy, and

(b) not later than 30 days after the completion of the annual review, prepare and submit to the Minister a report (in this section referred to as the “annual report”) on its findings and recommendations consequent upon that annual review.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the annual report shall contain—

(a) a summary of the findings set out in the most recent national greenhouse gas emissions inventory prepared by the Agency,

(b) a summary of the most recent projection of future greenhouse gas emissions prepared by the Agency,

(c) such recommendations, as the Advisory Council considers necessary or appropriate, in relation to the most cost-effective manner of achieving reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in order to enable the achievement of the national transition objective,

(d) such recommendations as the Advisory Council considers necessary or appropriate, in relation to compliance with an existing obligation of the State under the law of the European Union or an international agreement referred to in section 2 ,

(e) such other recommendations or advice as the Advisory Council considers necessary or appropriate in order to enable the achievement of the national transition objective, and

(f) a summary of—

(i) the activities of the Advisory Council under section 11 (2), and

(ii) any information gathered in accordance with section 11 (2).

(3) Not more than 30 days after submitting an annual report to the Minister under this section, the Advisory Council shall publish the annual report by such means as the Agency may advise.