Date: 20 May 2022 Consultation on the draft of Ireland's 2nd Implementation Plan The Department of Environment, Climate and Communications has launched the final round of consultation on the draft of Ireland’s Second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) National Implementation Plan. The consultation will be open for submission until Close of Business Tuesday 14 June 2022. A link to the consultation can be found here. The draft Implementation Plan aims to build on the structures and mechanisms developed as part of Ireland’s first National Implementation Plan and to develop and integrate additional approaches in areas identified through review and consultation as requiring additional action. An initial consultation process was held last summer and reached over 5,000 individuals. The feedback provided as part of the 2021 consultation process was used to directly inform the priorities and actions developed as part of this new draft Implementation Plan. This final round of consultation will facilitate an opportunity for final feedback and input on the draft Plan before publication. Additional updates: The SDG National Stakeholder Forum will be relaunched over the coming weeks as an additional means for stakeholder input on the draft Plan. SDG Stakeholder Forum The department are also relaunching the SDG Stakeholder Forum to provide an additional opportunity for feedback and discussion on the draft Plan and we would like to invite you to take part in the online meeting on the morning of Thursday 2 June. Registration will open for the event on Thursday 26 May and information on the event and how to register can be found here. Junior Art Competition The Department of Environment, Climate and Communications would like to invite young people, of all abilities, aged 18 and under, to take part in our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) art competition. To take part all you have to do is submit a drawing/painting showing what the Sustainable Development Goals mean to you. The winning piece of art will be displayed on the cover of Ireland’s new National Implementation Plan for the Sustainable Development Goals. Selected pieces of work will also be displayed within the Plan or on our SDG website/social media. The categories for the competition are as follows: Aged 7 and under Aged 8 – 11 Aged 12 – 15 Aged 16 – 18 Under 18 for children with special needs Only one entry per person will be accepted. The overall winner will receive a €100 One4All gift Voucher. In addition, the winners of each category will receive: First Prize €50 One4All Voucher, Second Prize €30 One4All Voucher, Third Prize €20 One4All Voucher To enter please ask your parent or guardian to send: - A clear photo of your drawing/painting - Your name, age and category of the competition you are applying under - Parent or guardian’s name and contact email address to SDGs@decc.gov.ie by Friday 17 June.