The Council is committed to the annual monitoring and reporting of the Plan. The CCAP includes 144 actions in total, across the five theme areas of Energy & Buildings, Transport, Flood Resilience, Nature Based Solutions and Resource Management. Ongoing citizen and stakeholder engagement are at the heart of the CCAP, as our County as a ‘community’, continues its efforts to contribute to the shared national climate objective, as set out in the Government’s National Climate Action Plan – Securing our Future.
dlr continues to main-stream its efforts and collaborate across departments, staff and Elected Members, to achieve energy efficiency and emission reductions across its own buildings, facilities, travel, functions and services, and influence climate action in the wider community. This is derived from the Council’s Corporate Plan, a core value of which is ‘Climate First - Adopt a climate first approach to decision making’.
In accordance with the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021, each local authority in Ireland is required to make a new Climate Action Plan, that will include both adaptation and mitigation actions. This process is expected to commence formally in March 2023, with the Plans to be adopted by the Elected Members of the Council, following public consultation.