Dublin chosen to join EU mission towards climate neutrality

by Rachel Cunningham
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Rachel Cunningham

Dublin City Council has been selected to join the European Commission Mission for 100 Climate Neutral and Smart Cities.   

“This is a big win for Dublin City. It’s a real honour for us to be chosen, as the competition from hundreds of other cities was fierce,” said Cllr. Michael Pidgeon, Chair of the Climate Action and Environment Policy Committee.

“The clock is ticking on climate change; we need to be jumping at every opportunity possible. This project will deliver funding, resources, and access to the very latest in urban climate action around Europe.

“Local government in Ireland may not have the powers or resources of our continental colleagues but every part of our island has to be mobilised in the fight to prevent runaway climate change. This will help us connect up with cities across the EU to do exactly that.”

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland, added that she was “thrilled” at the announcement.

“We recognise that we all, nationally and internationally, have a massive climate imperative and need support to realise our climate neutral vision. Cities like Dublin are central to realising this vision.

“Thanks to our Smart Dublin team, the city already excels in innovating and harnessing smart technologies so our inclusion in the European Commission Climate-Neutral Smart Cities Mission allows us to build on that expertise and apply it across all sections of Dublin City Council to accelerate our climate change targets”, she stated.

Dublin city is working towards reaching climate neutrality by 2030, in an effort to make the city and its residents resilient to current and future impacts of climate change.

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