This consultation seeks your views on helping to inform the development of future regulations that will place climate change reporting duties on specified public bodies. These regulations are required to be made under section 42 of the Climate Change Act (Northern Ireland) 2022.
The consultation sets out and discusses relevant background information, legal context and requirements, and other potential important considerations in relation to what the future regulations should look like. Other related matters are also discussed such as what support is potentially needed by specified public bodies to help them meet their climate change reporting duties once the regulations are made.
Please note: This consultation does not set or represent confirmed or agreed policy of the Northern Ireland Executive, DAERA or any other department. Rather the consultation seeks your views to help inform policy development and decisions by a future DAERA Minister and Northern Ireland Executive.
Summary of Responses
The findings of the analysis of the consultation responses have been published in a summary report and can be accessed at the following link: Summary of Responses and Next Steps: Consultation on Climate Change Reporting by Specified Public Bodies - Developing New Regulations
How to Respond
The primary method for responses is online via Citizen Space.
The green button below, marked 'Respond online', will take you to the Citizen Space consultation survey.
If you are not able to provide your responses online, there are instructions for other response methods in the full consultation document and the abridged version.
The closing date for this consultation has now been extended to 30th June 2023.