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Policy

Response to the Review of the Strategic Planning Policy on Renewable and Low Carbon Energy

The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) has commenced a review of strategic planning policy on renewable and low carbon energy. 

Response to the Environment Strategy for Northern Ireland

The Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA), on behalf of the Northern Ireland Executive, has published a consultation on the draft Environment Strategy and welcomes the views of everyone across Northern Ireland.

Response to the Reduction of Single-Use Plastic Beverage Cups and Food Containers

The Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) published a Consultation on proposals for the reduction of the usage of Single-use Plastic (SUP) beverage cups and food containers in Northern Ireland (NI).

Response to the Draft Green Growth Strategy for Northern Ireland

The Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) on behalf of the Northern Ireland Executive published in October 2021 a consultation on the draft Green Growth Strategy. 

Response to DAERA Consultation on Plan to Eliminate Plastic Pollution

DAERA recently sought views from individuals and stakeholder organisations to help inform its development of a Plan to Eliminate Plastic Pollution in Northern Ireland.

Response to AERA Committee Call for Evidence and Views on Climate Change (No.2) Bill

In 2021 the Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee launched a call for evidence and views on the Climate Change (No. 2) Bill for Northern Ireland. The Climate Change (No.2) Bill introduced by the Minister for the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) establishes legislation to mitigate the effects of Climate Change locally.

Response to DAERA Consultation on a Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040

In 2021 DAERA ran a consultation to inform the draft Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040. The document set out draft objectives and actions considered necessary to ensure that semi-natural peatlands are conserved and restored to functioning ecosystems. 

The consultation ran for a period of twelve weeks until 1st September 2021.

Our response is below.

Response to Call for Evidence for a Circular Economy Strategic Framework

In 2021, the Minister for Economy extended an invitation to Sustainable NI be a part of the Northern Ireland Circular Economy Coalition, inviting participants to respond to a questionnaire to collect evidence and views to support the development of a Circular Economy Strategic Framework (CESF).

Response to AERA Committee Consultation on Climate Change (No.1) Bill for Northern Ireland

In 2021 the Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee launched a call for evidence and views on the Climate Change (No.1) Bill for Northern Ireland. The Bill sets out a framework to mitigate the effects of Climate Change in the coming years. 

Response to Consultation on Policy Options for the Energy Strategy

In 2021 the Department for Economy launched a public consultation on policy options to achieve a decarbonised energy future for Northern Ireland. This built on the evidence received and the key issues identified through the Call for Evidence process, which took place in 2020.   

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