Memorandums of Understanding
Memorandum of Understanding between the Climate Change Advisory Council and the EPA
The objective of this Memorandum of Understanding is to set out areas of mutual responsibility and shared interest between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Climate Change Advisory Council, particularly in relation to both organisations’ responsibilities under the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015, as amended.
Memorandum of Understanding between the Climate Change Advisory Council and all relevant Government Departments and Agencies May 2021
The primary aims of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) are to:
a. Support the CCAC in its work, in providing recommendations to government for more evidence-based climate policy making, and particularly regarding the formation of economy-wide carbon budgets as established in the Climate Action Plan 2019 and as signalled in the Climate Action (Amendment) Bill 2021;
b. Support the Department in its work, advising the Minister in developing climate action plans, a national long term climate action strategy, sectoral emissions ceilings, meeting EU climate reporting requirements and other related matters;
c. Avoid ambiguity in providing access to the necessary government data, analyses, and models in all relevant Departments and agencies where appropriate;
d. In turn, provide access to the underlying sectoral data, assumptions and models utilised by the CCAC, in particular noting if or when these differ from those utilised by the departments and agencies, in finalising recommendations for government regarding economy-wide carbon budgets; and
e. Promote transparency that allows for the interrogation of climate decision-making processes and provides for an accountable and collaborative climate crisis approach.