Dáil Éireann - Volume 490 - 07 May, 1998
Written Answers. - Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
Mr. Sargent Mr. Sargent
62. Mr. Sargent asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government if he will give an account of the recent meeting on sustainable development held in New York; and the Government policy regarding the stabilisation and reduction of use of greenhouse gases in this country. [10935/98]
Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Dempsey) Noel Dempsey
Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Dempsey): The 6th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, CSD, met in New York from 20 April-1 May 1998. In accordance with the work programme agreed at the 19th Special Session of the UN General Assembly, UNGASS, in June 1997, CSD V1 considered: strategic approaches to freshwater management; industry and sustainable development; transfer of technology; capacity building; education; science; and awareness raising.
CSD V1 considered these issues with particular reference to the overriding issues of poverty eradication and production and consumption patterns. A copy of the full report of the session will be forwarded to the Deputy.
With regard to Government policy in relation to greenhouse gases, I refer to the reply to Question No. 45 of 6 May 1998.
Dáil Éireann 490 Written Answers. Greenhouse Gas Emissions.