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Draft Climate Change Strategy - we want your views!

20th September, 2016

Non-statutory public consultation process runs from 19th September until 17th October.  Please send submissions to: submissions@codema.ie 

The non-statutory public consultation process is now open for the A Draft Strategy Towards Climate Change Action Plans for the Dublin Local Authorities and we are keen to hear your views on climate change and how we can work together to create a more sustainable Dublin region for the future.

The four Dublin local authorities (DLAs) – Dublin City Council, Dún Laoghaire–RathdownFingal County Council and South Dublin County Council – acknowledge that climate change is an immediate challenge and that they have a responsibility in helping to address national climate change targets. 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 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.

You can read the draft strategy in the PDF viewer below, or alternatively download the document here.

To submit your views and comments on the draft strategy, please email submissions@codema.ie.

 

Submissions may also be made in writing to:
Submissions,
Codema,
The Loft,
2-4 Crown Alley,
Temple Bar,
Dublin 2
D02 TK74.

Submissions must be made before 5pm on Monday 17th October 2016.

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