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‘Sustainability Grand Tour – The Irish Government’s Climate Action Plan’
As part of ‘The Sustainability Grand Tour 2021’, Brian Leddin T.D., who is Chair of the Oireachtas Climate Committee, will discuss the Climate Action Plan 2019.
The Climate Action Plan 2019 is Ireland’s all of Government Plan to tackle climate break down and achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. By 2030, the Plan aims for 70% of all electricity generated to be from renewable sources, for 500,000 existing homes to be upgraded to B2 BER and the planting of 8,000 hectares new forest per year, along with almost 200 other targets. Brian Leddin T.D. will discuss the Irish Government’s approach to climate action and sustainability, along with its implementation over the coming years.
About the Speaker
Brian Leddin is TD for Limerick City, Green Party spokesperson on Climate Action and The Environment, and Chair of the Green Party in the Oireachtas. Before being elected to the Dáil, he worked as a mechanical engineer in Limerick and was a councillor on Limerick City and County Council. Brian is an engineering graduate of the University of Limerick and also holds an MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology at Loughborough University.