Climate & Environment

State urged to set budget now for climate adaptation

Chair of Climate Change Advisory Council says cost of measures such as coastal protection and ensuring water supply need to be built into this year’s budget

Marie Donnelly, chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council: ‘We really need a budget to resource the preparation, planning and implementation of climate adaptation in Ireland’. Picture: Maxwells

The government must urgently establish a dedicated budget to pay for measures to protect the country from the now inevitable effects of global warming, the chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council has said.

Marie Donnelly was speaking to the Business Post following the publication of the council’s submission to the consultation on revising Ireland’s National Adaptation Framework.

Climate adaptation involves ensuring communities and the economy are protected and adapted for the inevitable consequences of ...