Draft Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024

Closed 25 Mar 2019

Opened 11 Feb 2019


Dublin’s four local authorities have joined together to develop Draft Climate Change Action Plans as a collaborative response to the impact that climate change is having, and will continue to have, on the Dublin Region and its citizens.

While each plan is unique to its functional area, they are unified in their approach to climate change adaptation and mitigation, and their commitment to lead by example in tackling this global issue.

The Draft Climate Change Action Plan sets out how the Council will improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its own buildings and operations, while making the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council area more adaptive to the impacts of climate change. The Draft Plan includes a range of actions across five key action areas, Energy & Buildings, Transport, Flood Resilience, Nature Based Solutions and Resource Management.

The  Draft Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Climate Change Action Plan includes four main targets: 

• A 33% improvement in the Council’s energy efficiency by 2020

• A 40% reduction in the Council’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

• To make Dublin a climate resilient region, by reducing the impacts of future climate change related events

• To actively engage and inform citizens on climate change

The Climate Change Action Plan will cover the period from 2019 to 2024

We're hosting two public consultation workshops on the Climate Change Action Plan:

Holy Cross Parish Hall, Dundrum, Dublin 14 on on 13th February from 3pm-7pm.

Maritime Museum, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin on 21st February from 3pm-7pm.



Why we are consulting

The Council is seeking comments and observations from the public to help inform the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Climate Change Action Plan and amend if necessary. Copies of the Climate Change Action Plan can be found on the following websites: www.dlrcoco.ie; www.dublinclimatechange.ie.

A draft of the proposed Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Climate Change Action Plan, the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report and Appropriate Assessment (AA) Natura Impact Report in paper format is also available for inspection at  the locations below during normal office hours. 

  • County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire.
  • Dundrum Area Office, Dundrum Main Street
  • LexIcon Library, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dublin, A96H283.
  • Dundrum Library, Churchtown Road Upper, Dundrum, D14VP97.

Submissions and observations can be made by completing the Survey below or by writing to -

Senior Executive Officer

Infrastructure and Climate Change

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

County Dublin

or by emailing climatechange@dlrcoco.ie

Submissions and observations should be clearly marked ‘DLRCC Climate Change Action Plan'.

All written representations shall be made in writing up to 5.00pm on Monday, March 25th, 2019, or midnight on March 25th 2019 if submitted by email or though the online facility.  Submissions should be in ONE medium only and include the full name and address of the person making the submission, details of organisation, community group or company represented where relevant and clearly marked "DLRCC Climate Change Action Plan". In the interests of data protection interested parties are asked not to include any other personal information when making submissions.

Only submissions received by Monday 25th March 2019 and addressed as set out above, will be considered. Submissions cannot be accepted in any other format or to any other postal address. It should be noted that the Freedom of Information Act applies to all records held by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

What happens next

Further to this Public Consultation, a report will be brought back to a Council meeting in 2019 for the members consideration with a view to adopting a DLRCC Climate Change Action Plan.


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  • All residents
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