Green Growth Strategy

A Green Growth Strategy for Northern Ireland

The Green Growth Strategy is the Northern Ireland Executive’s multi-decade strategy, balancing climate, environment and the economy in Northern Ireland. It sets out the long-term vision for tackling the climate crisis in the right way.

What is Green Growth?

Green Growth is about more than just climate targets.  It also considers the wider environment as well as green jobs. Northern Ireland’s environment is one of its most important assets. Clean air, good quality water and the green and blue spaces are part of our ‘natural capital’.

Climate Action

This means reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero, or as close to zero as possible and offsetting any remaining emissions by increasing the ability of environment to capture carbon (e.g. through forestry). The UK Government has committed to Net Zero by 2050.

Green Jobs

Green jobs means jobs that have a positive impact on our planet. Green jobs will provide new opportunities for people to find different types of work, for example jobs in wind or solar technology.

Clean Environment

Our natural environment is important. It provides the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and the materials we use for buildings. Our natural environment is under pressure and we must protect it. We can all do something to help.

Have Your Say – Green Growth Strategy Consultation

We want to hear what you have to say. We want to know what you think of this draft strategy. This is your opportunity to help shape the future of Northern Ireland.

Respond Online – Please complete the survey online if you can. This will help you to get your response to us in good time, and help us to get through all the responses quickly.

If you would like more information email us at GreenGrowthFeedback@daera-ni.gov.uk

This public consultation is open for a period of 8 weeks until 21 December, 2022. We encourage you to respond as early as possible. Following the consultation and analysis, the final Green Growth Strategy will be launched in 2022.

Read the draft Green Growth Strategy and have your say on the consultation document.

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