Wednesday 24 July 2019

Have your say on fighting climate change in Fingal

Fingal County Council is currently inviting submissions from the public in response to the Draft Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024.

The Draft Action Plan has been developed by the four Dublin local authorities alongside the Dublin energy agency Codema.

As part of this public consultation process, Fingal County Council is launching its #Councils4ClimateAction public information events at Fingal County Hall, Swords on Monday February 18, at 5.30pm-8.30pm. This is a family friendly event with ReCreate sustainable activities to enjoy.

A second public information event will be held at The Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan on Wednesday February 20 at 5.30pm-8.30pm.

SEAI will be in attendance at both events to provide advice and information on home energy efficiency, grants and supports, and to answer technical questions on home retrofits.

In order to make progress in addressing climate change, the council aims to achieve a 33% energy efficiency improvement by 2020, and a 40% reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions by 2040. The Draft Action Plan outlines the actions being taken by the Council in order to achieve these targets.

Included in the council's targets are the complete use of LED public lighting across Fingal by 2021, and the introduction of more electrical council vehicles.

The development of new cycle networks across the county such as the Fingal Coastal Way, the Sutton-to-Malahide Cycleway, the Broadmeadow Way, the Harry Reynolds Road Cycle Route in Balbriggan and the Royal Canal Urban Greenway are also planned. The council also aims to further develop flood protection schemes in areas at risk in the county.

The Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Anthony Lavin and council chief executive, Paul Reid encouraged Fingal residents to take part.

Fingal Independent