• Draft Climate Change Action Plan launched in County Hall

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    February 19, 2019

    The launch of the Draft Climate Change Action Plan for Fingal took place in the Atrium in County Hall on Monday, 18 February.


    Members of the public attended the event to hear from Fingal County Council and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) staff about what the Council are doing to implement energy efficiency initiatives and flood prevention schemes in the Fingal area. Visitors also found out about the Council’s sustainable transport and Greenway plans.


    Residents were given practical demonstrations to illustrate how they can help to tackle Climate Change. This included information about composting, practicing energy efficiency in their home and learning how to reduce waste and conserve water. There was also a kids’ corner with fun educational demonstrations to appeal to children.


    Speaking at the event, Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Anthony Lavin, said: “I am delighted that we have the opportunity to inform Fingal residents this evening about the work the Council is doing to address Climate Change. This engagement between Fingal Staff, SEAI representatives and Fingal residents is essential in helping the public give informed feedback during the ongoing consultation period.”


    Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, Paul Reid, said: “Climate Change is an urgent issue that affects us all and requires collaboration between Local Authorities and residents to implement effective solutions. I am delighted that the four Dublin local authorities have proactively worked together to find solutions and inform the public of how they can participate.”


    The Draft Climate Action Plan is a joint initiative between the four Dublin local authorities and Codema, the Dublin energy agency. The public consultation period is open until Monday, 25 March. To make an online submission, visit:https://consult.fingal.ie/ga/consultation/draft-climate-change-action-plan


    There will be three other information events taking place across Fingal in the Bracken Court Hotel in Balbriggan on Wednesday, 20 February, the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blanchardstown on Monday, 25 February and in the Marine Hotel in Sutton on Thursday, 28 February. All events will take place from 5.30 – 8.30 pm.
     

    Contact:
    Press Office, Press Office at Fingal County Council
    01 890 5000