Consultation on Climate Change Reporting by Specified Public Bodies - Developing New Regulations

Closes 30 Jun 2023

Opened 31 Mar 2023


The closing date for this consultation has now been extended to 30th June 2023 at 23:59

The Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) seeks your views to help inform the development of new regulations that will place climate change reporting duties on specified public bodies.  These regulations are required to be made under section 42 of the Climate Change Act (Northern Ireland) 2022.  Your views are also sought on other related matters, such as what support is potentially needed by specified public bodies to help them meet their climate change reporting duties once the regulations are made.

Please note: This consultation does not set or represent confirmed or agreed policy of the Northern Ireland Executive, DAERA or any other department. Rather the consultation seeks your views to help inform policy development and decisions by a future DAERA minister and Northern Ireland Executive. 

Consultation Documents (links in 'Related' section at the bottom of this page)

This consultation is provided in both full-length and abridged versions. The ‘abridged' version of the consultation contains a lot less detail than the full consultation.  If you would like more detail, you may find the full-length version better suited to your needs. Supporting documents are also provided for those who may wish to have extra background information. 

How to Respond

The primary method for responses is through the online survey, which can be accessed by clicking on the link in the 'Tell us your views' box below. If you are not able to provide your responses online, there are instructions for other response methods in the full-length consultation document and the abridged version.

Why your views matter

The views collected from this consultation will be used to help achieve the aim of developing well-informed regulations, which will enable a fit-for-purpose climate change reporting regime, for specified public bodies in Northern Ireland.


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