Legal Essay: Environmental Policy (35 marks, 1,500 words, deadline 10/01/2022)
Task Objectives: Demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of Irish environmental policy. Understand source, development, creation and implementation of Irish environmental policy. Identify gaps in current legislation. Develop legal essay writing skills.
Task Description: The Climate Action Plan 2021 aims to support Ireland and the EU in becoming climate neutral by 2050. Among other commitments this allows for legally binding environmental targets unlike previous climate target commitments.
Critically assess the Climate Action Plan 2021. In your essay discuss the effectiveness of the Irish Climate Action Plan 2021 in protecting the environment and supporting Ireland?s climate neutrality goal. Do you think it will be successful? Why?