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Parking To Be Phased Out For Some Public Sector Workers As Part Of Climate Mandate

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The 'Public Sector Climate Action Mandate 2023' envisages the phasing out of the use of parking in buildings

Minister for the Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan will request Cabinet approval today for a plan to ensure public sector bodies lead by example on climate, and help reduce Ireland's emissions by 51% by the year 2030.

The "Public Sector Climate Action Mandate 2023" envisages the phasing out of the use of parking in buildings - where there is access to good transport services or there are mobility-sharing options for the majority of staff or visitors.

However, parking will be maintained for people with physical mobility issues or staff who may work shifts or out of hours.

The mandate applies to all public sector bodies with the exception of local authorities, commercial semi-State bodies and the school's sector.

Among the other designated tasks will be to cease the use of disposable cups, plates and cutlery from public sector canteens, or closed facilities, except for those in clinical or health settings such as a public coffee shop in a hospital.

Relevant public sector bodies will be obliged to promote the use of push and electric bikes as well as the buying or leasing only zero-emission vehicles.

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