Between the 3rd of October and the 15th of November, you’re invited to submit your thoughts for Wicklow’s Climate Action Plan.
The plan is available to view on Wicklow County Council’s online consultation hub along with supporting documentation which include a Baseline Emissions Assessment, a Climate Risk Assessment and an Environmental Report on the plan.
You can also find copies of the plan at County Buildings in Wicklow and in County Wicklow’s Public Libraries (Arklow, Baltinglass Blessington, Bray and Greystones).
Submissions can be made through Wicklow County Council’s online consultation hub, by email to email@example.com or in writing to the Climate Action Coordinator. Wicklow County Council, Station Road, Wicklow Town A67 FW96.
The Climate Action Plan will cover both mitigation measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adaptations measure to build resilience to the impacts of our changing climate. The plan is specific for Wicklow, taking account of local circumstances and challenges.
Through the plan Wicklow County Council will provide leadership on climate action and become an exemplar in decarbonising its services and operations. The plan also addresses how Wicklow County Council will engage with other stakeholders at national, regional and local level on the delivery of climate action.
The Council will seek to mobilise the engagement of businesses and communities working together to create a pathway towards a low carbon future for all in Wicklow.
Cllr Aoife Flynn Kennedy, said: “Wicklow was the first local authority in Ireland to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency. This plan calls for further transformative action on climate with the goal of progressing actions that deliver on our ambition to decarbonise the county by 2050.”
Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council, Emer O Gorman, commented that: “Over the lifetime of the plan the ambition is to achieve a 51 per cent reduction in greenhouse gases from all local government buildings, assets and infrastructure. Our county, our people and our planet are at the heart of the plan which aims to have a strong decarbonised economy and resilient natural systems as the outcome.”