The Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024 (CCAP) was developed in collaboration with the Dublin Local Authorities in partnership with the City of Dublin Energy Management Agency (Codema) and Dublin’s Climate Action Regional Office (CARO); and launched in September 2019 following an extensive public consultation process. The implementation of actions has been ongoing across all Council Departments, and Chief Executive AnnMarie Farrelly has created the new Environment Climate Action and Active Travel Department. This new department is now responsibility for the delivery of the National Transport Authority’s cycle network within the county; and for the coordination of climate actions.
The First Annual Progress Report provides a summary of progress to date on all actions. For example:
- Fingal County Council has made energy efficiency improvements of 34.5%, and 70% of streetlights are converted to LED’s;
- The Council’s Energy Management Team have developed an ISO compliant Energy Management system;
- The Council is transitioning to an electric vehicle fleet with 34 fully electric road vehicles so far;
- A number of greenway projects are progressing including the Broadmeadow Way which will go to construction in 2021;
- The Coastal Protection Plan for Portrane, Rush & Rogerstown outer estuary is progressing to Environmental Impact Assessment and planning submission;
- 7 Fingal parks received green flags as sustainable green spaces in 2020; and the acerage of wildflower meadows in parks, open spaces and road margins increasing steadily;
- The Council operates and maintains 60 bring centres across the county and 2 high quality recycling centres, at Estuary Swords and Coolmine;
- The Council is expanding the networks of contactless drinking water fountains and recycling bins in regional parks.
Read the plan here