DAERA worked with NISRA statisticians to determine the appropriate approach to analysing all of the responses to the consultation to ensure a robust and consistent methodology was applied. The findings of the analysis of the responses to the consultation are outlined in this summary report. The findings have helped inform the development of an Executive Climate Change Bill which was introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly on the 5th July 2021, and which is currently undergoing legislative passage.
DAERA are thankful to all who took the time to respond to this consultation. We acknowledge the high level of public and stakeholder interest in the need for local Northern Ireland Climate Change legislation.