Comhar will be a national forum for consultation and dialogue on all issues surrounding Ireland’s pursuit of sustainable development. It will play an important part in the development and implementation of related policy and advise Government on the implementation of Ireland’s Sustainable Development Strategy.

Comhar’s twenty-five members have been appointed for a three-year term, following nominations by five panels, comprising bodies and organisations representative of the State sector, economic sectors, environmental NGOs, social/community NGOs and the professional/academic sector.

The body is intended to have a high degree of independence in advising Government and to lead and influence real integration of environmental considerations and socio-economic activities.

For more information see the Irish Environment Ministry’s introduction linked below.

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