A report by the Joint Committee on Climate Change and Energy Security and the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Food, on the European Commission’s Green Paper on ‘Forest Protection and Information in the EU: Preparing Forests for Climate Change’ is being launched today, July 21st, at 10am in the AV Room of Leinster House.
The report, adopted unanimously by two Joint Committees, identifies how changes in policy at EU level could facilitate the Irish forestry sector in reaching its full potential.
A key recommendation of the report is that the EU should agree that forest carbon sinks can be used to offset Ireland’s non-Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) emissions.
The report has been written on behalf of the two Committees by Andrew Doyle, TD. Deputy Doyle and other Committee members will be in attendance and available for questions.