Periodic Review and Report

Periodic Reviews and Reports

Periodic Review Report 2017

NOTE: The current PDF (27/07/2017) supercedes the earlier version (26/07/2017). If you have any queries, please contact the Secretariat info@climatecouncil.ie

From 2017, the Council will review and report on progress made in meeting both the 2020 and 2030 European greenhouse gas reduction targets and progress made in furthering the achievement of the national transition objective.

Under Section 13 of the Act, it is outlined that the report shall contain:

A Periodic Review Report shall include—

(a) where it is prepared consequent upon a periodic review under subsection (2) or (3), a statement of the reason for conducting the periodic review,

(b) a consideration of the national transition objective and any matter relating to that objective as the Advisory Council considers appropriate,

(c) in relation to an existing obligation of the State under the law of the European Union or an international agreement referred to in section 2 —

(i) a consideration of compliance with such obligation and any matters relating to such obligation as the Advisory Council considers appropriate, and

(ii) such advice or recommendations in relation to such compliance as the Advisory Council considers appropriate,

(d) such advice or recommendations, as the Advisory Council considers appropriate, in relation to—

(i) the national mitigation plan, and

(ii) the national adaptation framework or a sectoral adaptation plan,

and

(e) such other advice or recommendations as the Advisory Council considers necessary or appropriate—

(i) for the purposes of the development and implementation of the national policy regarding climate change, and

(ii) in relation to likely future obligations of the State under the law of the European Union or an international agreement.

(8) Not more than 30 days after submitting a periodic review report to the Minister in accordance with this section, the Advisory Council shall publish the report by such means as the Agency may advise.