A Clean Air Strategy for Northern Ireland – Public Discussion Document

Consultation opened on 23 November 2020. Closing date 15 February 2021.


The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has launched a Discussion Document in advance of developing the first Clean Air Strategy for Northern Ireland.

The Discussion Document presents evidence and research on a range of ambient air pollutants. It also outlines the current policy and legislation and the measures currently in place to control air pollution.

The Discussion Document poses questions around pollutant source activities, with the aim of promoting discussion and the exchange of ideas. We are seeking your views.


Consultation description

Clean air is crucial to each and every one of us and we can all do our part in improving the air that we breathe.  DAERA has produced a public Discussion Document designed to give stakeholders the opportunity to share their opinions on a wide range of air quality issues facing Northern Ireland by presenting the evidence followed by thought provoking questions. 

This Discussion Document forms part of a two-stage approach to developing the first Clean Air Strategy for Northern Ireland.  All of the responses from our stakeholders will be carefully considered and will be used to shape future policies for Ministerial consideration. 

These policies will be included within the final Clean Air Strategy, which will undergo a further public consultation later in 2021.  

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