About the Citizens' Assembly on Biodiversity Loss


The Assembly was launched in early 2022 and met on six occasions between May 2022 and January 2023. At its final meeting on 21 January 2023, the Assembly voted on a series of propositions that were the culmination of careful deliberation and debate, informed by detailed input from experts, stakeholders and the general public.

Oireachtas Debates

In February 2022, both Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann debated the establishment of the Citizens’ Assemblies before passing Resolutions.

Watch the debate in Dail Éireann (on Oireachtas TV

Scroll forward to 01:34:40 for the Motion on Citizens’ Assemblies

Read the transcript of the debate in Dáil Éireann.

Watch the debate in Seanad Éireann (on Oireachtas TV).

Scroll Forward to 06:14:25 to watch the Motion on Citizen’s Assemblies

Read the transcript of the debate in Seanad Éireann.