Our Climate Change Action Plan sets out specific actions and targets, which will see the Council
reducing our energy usage and choosing more sustainable options, resulting in a reduction in
greenhouse gas emissions. We also aim to help influence a reduction in emissions in the wider county
by working in partnership with local communities, businesses and national government.
The actions outlined in the Climate Change Action Plan will be continually monitored by a dedicated
cross-departmental climate action team working in partnership with the newly established Climate Action
During May’s Council meeting Councillors also unanimously declared a Biodiversity and Climate
Change emergency, making Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council only the second local authority in
Ireland, after Wicklow County Council, to do so.
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.
- A 33% improvement in energy efficiency by 2020.
- Make Dublin a climate-resilient region by reducing the impact of future climate-related events.
- To actively engage and inform citizens on climate change.
- Decarbonise the Council fleet and make sustainable modes of transport more attractive.
- Cross-boundary flood-management programmes.
- Protect and enhance biodiversity and ecosystems.