Commercial semi-states will have to ‘play their part’ despite escaping public sector climate mandate - Eamon Ryan
The Minister for Environment said he will meet Dublin Port next month to insist on a different approach to the planned expansion of their operations
Eamon Ryan has said commercial semi-states will have to “play their part” in reducing emissions, even though they escape the newly launched public sector climate mandate.
It comes as the Minister for Environment has also said he will meet Dublin Port next month to insist on a different approach by the commercial semi-state to the planned expansion of their operations in the years ahead, which he believes will result in significant additional emissions.
Ryan yesterday launched the Public Sector Climate Mandate 2023, which requires most public bodies, such as government departments, to reduce emissions by 51 per cent by 2030. It also includes a range of other initiatives, such as phasing out the use of parking in public buildings that have access to good public transport, and procuring only zero-emission vehicles where possible.