Public consultation for draft strategy on climate change
Submissions are invited by Wicklow County Council regarding the draft Climate Adaptation Strategy which sets out how the Garden County can respond to a changing climate and its impacts.
The Strategic Plan has a focus on measures that will build resilience in the operations of Wicklow County Council across all its services to ensure they can react better to changing climate and extreme weather events.
Records shows that weather events in County Wicklow in recent decades have already had significant disruptive impacts on communities and public services, often entailing mobilisation of significant human and financial resources.
The Climate Change Strategy addresses six themes: Local governance and business operations; Community health and wellbeing; Infrastructure and built environment; Land use and development; Drainage and flood management and natural resources and cultural infrastructure.
The strategy also identifies current vulnerabilities for the county.
Public views are now being sought on the Strategy from and anyone or organisation can make a submission.
The Strategy can be viewed in County Buildings, Wicklow; the Municipal District Offices in Bray, Greystones, Arklow and Blessington and in the libraries at Bray, Greystones, Arklow and Blessington. It is also available for viewing online on www.wicklow.ie.
Submissions can made to TOBrien@wicklowcoco.ie between from now until July 7.