Cllr. Emer Higgins has welcomed €250,000 for the implementation of the South Dublin Climate Action Change Plan adopted by Councillors recently. “Taking action on climate change is a key priority of this Council. Last week we adopted an ambitious plan that sets out how our County can make a difference to climate change. From the upgrade of 4,000 street lights to LED lights, to the pioneering Tallaght District Heating System and energy retrofits; our Council will lead the way when it comes reducing energy and utilizing resources to power heating,” said Cllr. Emer Higgins.

 

“As part of the Plan, South Dublin County Council has committed to investing in €250,000 on a whole host of measures which include the delivery a GreenWay to Hazelhatch, building flood alleviation measures, constructing wetlands, the introduction of water points in public spaces and continuing to support Tidy Towns who do such valuable work in our communities. These are practical investments which our people will benefit from,” continued Cllr. Emer Higgins. “The overall plan sets out a range of actions across five key areas – Energy and Buildings, Transport, Flood Resilience, Nature-Based Solutions and Resource Management. Targets include improving the Councils energy efficiency by 33% by 2020, a 40% reduction in the Council’s greenhouse gas emissions and working collaboratively with the other three Dublin Local Authorities to make Dublin a climate resilient region by reducing the impacts of future climate change-related events,” concluded Cllr. Emer Higgins.

Pictured: Cllrs Egan, Higgins and Lawlor at the launch of the Climate Action Plan