Dublin’s second Climate Action Week will return this September 12-17 with a number of regional and local events covering a range of climate topics.
The week will showcase the ongoing efforts, ambitions and the collaborative approach of the four Dublin local authorities in addressing climate action.
While recent reports from the IPCC have placed an emphasis on the need for urgent climate action and have put the effectiveness of policymaking alone into question, the enactment of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021, the publication of the national Climate Action Plan 2021 and each council’s Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024 indicate that climate action is at the forefront of policy in Ireland.
The Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, the Mayors of South Dublin County Council and Fingal County Council, and the Lord Mayor of Dublin City Council have jointly stated: “Dublin Climate Action Week provides the citizens of the city and county with an opportunity to find out first-hand what their local authorities are doing to tackle climate change.
“We would also urge the citizens of Dublin to use Dublin Climate Action Week as an opportunity to find out more about climate change and to use the week to examine how they can live more sustainably.”
Dublin’s local authorities are considered to be pivotal in planning for and responding to climate emergency situations due to their close relationship with the community and should be contacted by members of the public who wish to engage on the issue in relation to their local community.
The full programme of events will be available in August at www.dublinclimateactionweek.ie.