Climate Change Plan 2022-2027

Closed 31 Aug 2021

Opened 22 Jul 2021


Under the requirements of the Climate Change Bill 2020, there will be a requirement for a statutory five year Climate Action Plan to be in operation at all times. The current Council of Ministers’ Climate Action Plan will remain in operation until the new plan is agreed, which the new Climate Bill requires to introduced by April 2022. The Bill also requires the establishment of at least one interim target by that date.

The Plan must set out a clear direction of travel on climate change and it must consider a wide range of underpinning principles, including ensuring a just transition (making the transition away from fossil fuels fair for all, especially the more vulnerable sectors of our society), promotion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and protection of ecosystems and biodiversity.

Why your views matter

This consultation is intended to inform the development of the first statutory five year Climate Action Plan by seeking feedback on the outline and principles that should be adopted.

Full detail of the consultation can be found in the Consultation Document below. 


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  • All residents


  • Policies, strategies & plans
  • Climate change