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The NI Assembly’s Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) has issued a call for evidence on the Climate Change Bill.

The Committee is seeking views from stakeholders on the objectives, proposals and potential consequences of the Bill so it can understand how the legislation could affect different parts of society and how effective it may be in achieving its aims.

The Climate Change Bill sets out a framework to mitigate the effects of Climate Change in the coming years. This includes reducing the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere and balancing the amount removed by our industries and through energy use.

The Bill proposes several mechanisms to help achieve its aims including establishment of Climate Action Plans across various sectors and regular reporting to monitor progress in terms of delivering the net-zero target.

The call for evidence closes on 15th July 2021.  If you can input in any way to this call for evidence either through the provision of information or experience or if you can organise a focus group to discuss the issues with a group of women please contact Siobhán at

Details of the call for evidence are available here.