Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024
Increased ambition for Climate Action by Fingal County Council
In 2019 the Dublin Local Authorities published what were the first Local Authority Climate Change Action Plans (CCAP) in the country. The Fingal County Council CCAP set out four key targets and 133 actions that the Council would undertake in the areas of energy & buildings, transport, flood resilience, nature based solutions and resource management. These actions would assist the Council in both adapting to climate change and mitigating and reducing the Council’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Plan was developed in conjunction with the City of Dublin Energy Management Agency (Codema) and the Dublin Climate Action Regional Office (CARO). The Plan was subject to public consultation and Strategic Environmental Assessment processes. The Council has published a an annual progress report, these are available below.
The policy and legislative context relating to climate action has developed since the publication of the Council’s CCAP. A provision of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021 provides that the Minister may issue guidelines in respect of the content and preparation of the local authority climate action plans and that local authorities shall comply with these guidelines. In addition, the publication of the Climate Action Plan 2021 and the Climate Action Plan 2023 seek to put Ireland on a more sustainable path, cutting emissions, creating a cleaner, greener economy and society and protecting the country from the consequences of climate change.
In 2023, the Council will seek to increase the level of ambition in the CCAP and to align with the actions and targets in the National Climate Action Plan 2023. The target of reducing carbon emissions by 30% and increasing energy efficiency by 33% by 2030 will be increased to 50% respectively.
We want all citizens of Fingal to input to this improved Plan. A public consultation process will be launched in early autumn; and this will be an opportunity to get involved and shape the Plan.
Also, in Q2 of 2023, Fingal County Council will launch a Community Climate Action Programme funded under the National Climate Action fund which will support the ambition of communities on ideas and projects that drive climate action at a local level.
Our climate action team can be contacted at [email protected]
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Climate Change Action Plan Annual Progress Report 2022
Climate Change Action Plan Annual Progress Report 2021