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Background

In May 2019 the Chief Minister announced that a Climate Change Bill will be introduced into the Branches in the next legislative year.

The Climate Change Bill will commit this government and future administrations to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 in line with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.

In June 2019 Tynwald unanimously voted for the establishment of a dedicated Climate Emergency Transformation Team led by an independent chair and a Climate Change Action Plan to be laid before Tynwald by January 2020.

In July 2019, Prof James Curran, was appointed as independent chair to lead the work of the Climate Emergency Consultative Transformation Team to produce a Climate Change Action Plan for net zero emissions.

Professor Curran has extensive climate science expertise, understanding of the economic and social aspects of climate change, and proven leadership in the public sector and with non-governmental organisations.

Professor James Curran set out an approach that was both inclusive and collaborative, taking into account the context of our Island. To achieve this he built a team of cross government analytical team and began to involve a wide range of stakeholders.

An analytical team made up of representatives from Government Departments, Boards and Offices, worked across organisational and disciplinary boundaries to facilitate the creation of a comprehensive, coherent and integrated plan.

The work of the team was presented in a series of Appendices to Professor Curran’s report which are below under IMPACT report to assist in the work to deliver the climate action plan.

The climate change programme is underway and the Climate Change Transformation Team are currently implementing the action plan.

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