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Climate Action Plan 2024-2029

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Fingal County Council’s Climate Action Plan 2024-2029 (CAP), was approved by Elected Members at the County Council meeting, held on Monday February 12th 2024. The CAP sets out mitigation and adaptation measures, to create a low carbon and climate resilient County. The Council published the final Climate Action Plan on Monday 11th March 2024. The Plan will have effect for a period of five years, from the date of approval.

The Climate Action Plan sets out a range of actions across the six theme areas of Energy & Buildings, Transport, Flood Resilience, Nature Based Solutions, Circular Economy & Resource Management and Community Engagement. This is aligned to the Government’s National Climate Objective, which seeks to pursue and achieve, by no later than the end of 2050, the transition to a climate resilient, biodiversity rich, environmentally sustainable and climate neutral economy.

The Climate Action Plan sets out how Fingal County Council will be responsible for enhancing climate resilience, increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, across its own assets, services and infrastructure, whilst also demonstrating its broader role of ‘influencing,’ ‘coordinating 'and ‘facilitating’ and ‘advocating’ for climate action across society.

The Plan is centred around actions that collectively address four key targets, which are framed by the Climate (Amendment) Act 2021 and the national Climate Action Plan: