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Official launch of South Dublin County Council's Draft Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024, 19th February, 2019. #Councils4ClimateAction

Official launch of South Dublin County Council's Draft Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024, 19th February, 2019. #Councils4ClimateAction

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The South Dublin #Councils4ClimateAction public information event took place in the headquarters of South Dublin County Council at County Hall, Tallaght, on Tuesday 19 February, 2019.

There was a strong turnout at the event and plenty of discussion on this important topic. Citizens had access to a range of information stands where the public could engage with Council staff for the five key action areas reflecting the key targets of the Plan.

Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Mark Ward, officially launched the plan. Speaking on the evening, Mayor Ward said

“I am very pleased that South Dublin County Council is progressive in addressing the effects that climate change is having on our environment. To this end the Council approved an increase of a quarter of a million euro in the Climate Action budget for 2019, in order to kick start the actions in the plan.”

 

Chair of the Environment, Public Realm and Climate Change SPC Cllr Pamela Kearns stated

“I am delighted to see the clear commitment from South Dublin County Council to help us realise a greener, cleaner more resilient future. There are 114 actions listed in the Draft Plan and work has begun on many of these actions. I urge citizens to make submissions, comments or suggestions in relation to the five key action areas of the Plan.”

 

These #Councils4ClimateAction events are taking place during the public consultation process for the four Dublin Local Authorities’ Climate Change Action Plans, which runs until the 25th of March. For further information on how to make a submission and details on the remaining Public Information events in South Dublin please visit www.sdublincoco.ie.

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Image 1: L to R - Beaver Scouts from the 103rd Dublin (Willington) Scout group; Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Mark Ward; Chair of the Environment, Public Realm and Climate Change SPC Cllr Pamela Kearns; South Dublin County Council Director of Services, Environment, Water and Climate Change, Teresa Walsh.

Image 2: L to R - Ronan Carroll, South Dublin County Council Climate Action Team; Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council, Danny McLoughlin; Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Mark Ward; South Dublin County Council Director of Services, Environment, Water and Climate Change, Teresa Walsh; Jennifer McGrath, South Dublin County Council Climate Action Team; Chris Galvin, South Dublin County Council, Senior Engineer Environment, Water and Climate Change

Image 3: Eoin Aherne, Codema; Beaver Scouts from the 103rd Dublin (Willington) Scout group

Image 4: Ally Menary, Road Safety Officer, South Dublin County Council; Beaver Scout from the 103rd Dublin (Willington) Scout group.

 

FOR THE EDITOR

About South Dublin County Council

South Dublin County Council is one of four local authority areas in the Dublin region.

The Council provides and funds a broad range of services including housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, litter control, arts centres, enterprise units, fire services, community infrastructure and financial supports. It also serves as a platform for local democracy with 40 councillors spread across six electoral areas.

Bounded by the River Liffey to the North and the Dublin Mountains to the South, the County lies 16 kilometres south west of Dublin city centre and has an administrative footprint of 223sq. kilometres. The County has nine main villages Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Templeogue, Saggart, Rathcoole and Newcastle and is bounded by adjoining counties of Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin City, Fingal and Dún Laoghaire.

 

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