As mentioned in our most recent newsletter,a Draft Strategy Towards Climate Change Action Plans for the Dublin Local Authorities is currently open to public consultation.
The Environmental Reps from South Dublin County PPN are currently preparing a submission on this strategy and would welcome any feedback or views you may have.
You can view the strategy by clicking here.
You can make your own submission by clicking here.
The focus areas of the strategy include Citizen Engagement, Planning, Energy, Transport, Water, Waste, Ecosystems and Biodiversity.
The four Dublin local authorities (DLAs) – Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Fingal County Council and South Dublin County Council – acknowledge that climate change is an immediate challenge. The draft strategy document therefore sets out the intentions of the DLAs to work together to develop individual yet collaborative climate change action plans, one for each Dublin local authority area.
Using a structured approach that focuses on seven key areas (Citizen Engagement, Planning, Energy, Transport, Water, Waste, and Ecosystems & Biodiversity), this draft strategy sets out how the DLAs will develop the four climate change action plans. Citizen Engagement is an important element of this draft strategy and encompasses all of the other focus areas. We therefore want to ensure that your views are recognised as part of this non-statutory public consultation process.
The action plans will be unique to each local authority area but synchronised in their methodology. They will contain costed, detailed actions that the DLAs can deliver in order to help to prevent (mitigate) the harmful activities that are contributing to climate change, and limit (adapt to) the impact of the effects of climate change that are inevitable.
This document is a draft strategy and does not provide specific targets and actions, as these will be developed during the action plan development phase.