Climate Change Bill Consultation

Closed 1 Sep 2020

Opened 21 Jul 2020

Overview

This consultation is about the development of the Climate Change Bill, a fundamental part of climate action on the Island, necessary to meet the Chief Minister’s target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Why We Are Consulting

Climate change is something that will impact us all and we will need to make changes to ensure we achieve the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Many of the provisions set out in the Bill have the potential to change the way we live our lives, ensuring we have a fair, resilient and sustainable society in the future. This is your opportunity to have your say on this important legislative provision to support climate action, to help shape the future of the Isle of Man and to support the implementation of local solutions for our net zero goals.

Please note: The draft Climate Change Bill is a complex piece of legislation and this consultation is necessarily complex too. We encourage respondents to complete the whole consultation, but if you would only like to comment on a specific issue/part of the Bill then that is possible. You can use the Consultation Contents page to see an overview of the consultation and to navigate to the relevant part. You can also save your progress and return later.

We appreciate that additional assistance may be required and are therefore offering 4 drop-in sessions on the consultation which are open to all. Please see the Events section at the bottom of this page for more information. If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Consultation process

The consultation commences on 21 July and will run for a period of 6 weeks. Submissions with respect to the consultation must be submitted by no later than 5pm on Tuesday 1 September 2020.

Submissions with respect to the consultation can either be:

  • Made online via the consultation hub by clicking 'Online survey' below;
  • Submitted via email to climatechange@gov.im; or
  • Posted to the following address:

Climate Change Bill 2020 consultation,
Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture,
Thie Slieau Whallian,
Foxdale Road,
St John’s,
IM4 3AS

What Happens Next

We will review results from the consultation which will be used to inform the final version of the legislation before it enters the legislative process. 

We will liaise further with respondents as necessary.

Events

  • Climate change drop-in sessions - North

    From 5 Aug 2020 at 12:00 to 5 Aug 2020 at 19:00

    North
    Ramsey Town Hall: 12-7pm, 5 August

    To learn more about the Isle of Man Government's work on climate change and to provide assistance with the Climate Change Bill consultation document, there will be four drop-in sessions held around the Island during August. During these sessions, officers will be on hand to answer questions and help people navigate the consultation document. Everyone is welcome to the sessions and there is no need to pre-book a place. It would be helpful if those with a specific/technical query get in touch in advance, to ensure that the right people on hand to help.

    It will also be possible to arrange other times to discuss the consultation and online sessions will also be organised.

  • Climate change drop-in sessions - East

    From 6 Aug 2020 at 12:00 to 6 Aug 2020 at 18:45

    East
    Henry Bloom Noble Library: 12-6.45pm, 6 August

    To learn more about the Isle of Man Government's work on climate change and to provide assistance with the Climate Change Bill consultation document, there will be four drop-in sessions held around the Island during August. During these sessions, officers will be on hand to answer questions and help people navigate the consultation document. Everyone is welcome to the sessions and there is no need to pre-book a place. It would be helpful if those with a specific/technical query get in touch in advance, to ensure that the right people on hand to help.

    It will also be possible to arrange other times to discuss the consultation and online sessions will also be organised.

  • Climate change drop-in sessions - West

    From 19 Aug 2020 at 12:00 to 19 Aug 2020 at 19:00

    West
    Peel Centenary Centre: 12-7pm, 19 August

    To learn more about the Isle of Man Government's work on climate change and to provide assistance with the Climate Change Bill consultation document, there will be four drop-in sessions held around the Island during August. During these sessions, officers will be on hand to answer questions and help people navigate the consultation document. Everyone is welcome to the sessions and there is no need to pre-book a place. It would be helpful if those with a specific/technical query get in touch in advance, to ensure that the right people on hand to help.

    It will also be possible to arrange other times to discuss the consultation and online sessions will also be organised.

  • Climate change drop-in sessions - South

    From 20 Aug 2020 at 12:00 to 20 Aug 2020 at 19:00

    South
    Port St Mary Hall: 12-7pm: 12-7pm, 20 August

    To learn more about the Isle of Man Government's work on climate change and to provide assistance with the Climate Change Bill consultation document, there will be four drop-in sessions held around the Island during August. During these sessions, officers will be on hand to answer questions and help people navigate the consultation document. Everyone is welcome to the sessions and there is no need to pre-book a place. It would be helpful if those with a specific/technical query get in touch in advance, to ensure that the right people on hand to help.

    It will also be possible to arrange other times to discuss the consultation and online sessions will also be organised.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Legislation
  • Policies, strategies & plans
  • Biodiversity, wildlife & conservation
  • Climate change
  • Environment