Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

The Climate Change Advisory Council is a prescribed body under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Acts 1997, 2003 and 2014.

FOI establishes three statutory rights:

  • The right to access official records held by Government Departments or other public bodies listed in the Act;
  • A right for each person to have official information relating to himself or herself amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading; and,
  • A right to obtain reasons for decisions affecting oneself.

The Climate Change Advisory Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the EPA in regards to areas of shared responsibility in relation to the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 and European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 to 2014. 

Memorandum of Understanding with the EPA

Please see a log of FOI/AIE requests.


Publication Scheme

Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires FOI bodies to prepare and publish as much information as possible in an open and accessible manner on a routine basis outside of FOI, having regard to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability as set out in Sections 8(5) and 11(3) of the Act. This allows for the publication or giving of records outside of FOI provided that such publication or giving of access is not prohibited by law. The scheme commits FOI bodies to making information available as part of their normal business activities in accordance with this scheme.

The Climate Change Advisory Council, as per the Memorandum of Understanding with the EPA, is responsible for maintaining their own FOI and AIE procedures and structure. The Council has therefore prepared its FOI Publication Scheme in accordance with the FOI Act 2014 and is published below.

Climate Change Advisory Council Publication Scheme

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FOI related enquiries can be sent to: