This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
The National Development Plan of Ireland (2007-2013)
Description/achievement of initiative
The environment chapter of the National Development Plan of Ireland covers transport, waste management, climate change, environmental research, and sustainable energy.
Source: The Government of Ireland
This policy brings together different sectoral investment policies into one overall framework, in order to promote co-ordination and alignment between sectoral policies, providing a financial framework within which government departments and agencies can plan and deliver the implementation of public investment. The Plan emphasises the importance attached to several horizontal themes, including environmental sustainability. The environment chapter covers transport, waste management, climate change, environmental research, and sustainable energy. The NDP set out a strong financial framework to enable Ireland to tackle environmental challenges over the period 2007 13. In 2007, investment programmes with a direct impact on promoting environmental sustainability exceeded EUR 1.3 billion.