In March of this year the Citizen’s Assembly recommended that every local authority create a strategic policy committee to deal with climate change. Legislation has not been passed to make this a mandatory requirement and, as a compromise during discussions with the Green Party and the Executive in Limerick City & County Council it was agreed that the Environment SPC be changed to the ‘Climate Action, Biodiversity & Environment SPC’. My Green Party colleague Sean Hartigan is one of the most suitably qualified people for this committee, having a long career in environmental education before entering politics. I know he will do a great job. Councillor Jerome Scanlan (Fine Gael) is the Chairman.