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26th January 2009


The Northern Ireland Assembly’s Environment Committee has announced that climate change will be the subject of its next inquiry.

Committee Chairperson Patsy McGlone MLA said; “This is an important inquiry in identifying the costs, actions and obligations for the north to ensure we play our part in meeting climate change targets. It’s important we work out the best course of action for the future and how the Assembly might scrutinise more effectively the responsibilities of all departments when it comes to climate change.”

The Committee would welcome evidence from a wide range of different individuals and organisations and will publish a report on its findings in September 2009. The Committee would particularly wish to hear from members of the public on this issue.


Notes to editors

The Committee is inviting contributions to any groups or individuals interesting in submitting evidence as part of its enquiry through the local press. The full terms of reference for the inquiry are:

Committee membership:
Mr. Patsy McGlone – SDLP – Chairperson
Mr. Cathal Boylan – SF – Deputy Chairperson
Mr. David Ford – Alliance
Mr. Trevor Clarke – DUP
Mr. Ian McCrea – DUP
Mr. Alastair Ross – DUP
Mr. Peter Weir – DUP
Mr. Daithi McKay – SF
Mr. Tommy Gallagher – SDLP
Mr. David McClarty – UUP
Mr. Roy Beggs – UUP

Media Enquiries to:
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