Dublin City Council has published its draft climate action plan, as required pursuant to Section 16 of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021.
The draft climate action plan, Climate Neutral Dublin 2030, sets out the actions that will be taken by the City Council to prepare the city and people living here for the known impacts of climate change – flooding, sea level rise, extreme weather events, drought. Climate Neutral Dublin 2030 will set out how the City Council will mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and contribute the global effort to limit warming to below 1.5oC.
The City Council is now inviting the public to have their say on the plan.
Cllr Claire Byrne, Chair of the Climate Action, Environment & Energy SPC Strategic Policy Committee says, “realising a Dublin City where we are resilient, resource-full, creative, and social requires all of us. We need to work together to prepare for and protect Dublin City, our home, from the inevitable impacts of climate change now and into the future. This plan is essential to meeting our National Climate Objectives. But I’m also confident that the plan will create many positive changes and bring benefits to our citizens.”
The Dublin City Council Draft Climate Action Plan, the Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report and Appropriate Assessment Natura Impact Report, will be on display from Friday 15th September to Thursday 2nd November 2023, at the following locations:
- Online at Yoursay.dublincity.ie/Dublin-city-climate-action-plan-2024-2029.
- At Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) between the hours of 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.
- At the following Council libraries during normal opening hours, during the consultation period:
- Central Library (ILAC Centre)
- Pearse St. Library
- Kevin St. Library
- Ballymun Library
- Finglas Library
- October 17th in the Round Room of the Mansion House from 4pm to 8pm.
Any further public consultation events will be advertised during the consultation period via Dublin City Council’s social media channels.
Source: Dublin City Council