Wexford County Council Climate Action Plan (LACAP)
The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act, 2021 outlines the requirement for each Local Authority to prepare a 5-year plan, namely the Local Authority Climate Action Plan (LACAP). This LACAP will align with the objectives of the National Climate Action Plan. The function of this Act is to facilitate the transition to a “climate resilient, biodiversity rich, environmentally sustainable and climate neutral economy,” with a target of 51% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
The LACAP will outline adaptation and mitigation measures to be adopted over a 5-year period. These measures will be ambitious, action focused and evidence based.
The aim of the LACAP is to put the county of Wexford on a trajectory towards achieving climate neutrality by no later than the end of 2050.
Wexford County Council (WCC) have to complete this plan by February 2024, hence we need the public’s views now, as a matter of urgency as we endeavour to translate national climate policy to the local area of County Wexford.
The role of WCC in producing this LACAP is to implement actions that will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions from across our own assets and infrastructure. WCC’s Carbon Emissions accounts for 0.3% of the total Emissions within the county, however, WCC will also take on the role of influencing and facilitating others to meet their own targets, within the county.
Following on from WCC’s publication of the Wexford Climate Adaptation Plan, we are currently building an evidence base, which is required for the LACAP.
Building the Evidence Base includes the development of
- A County Climate Risk Assessment
- Produce a baseline emissions Inventory for County Wexford
- Produce a baseline emissions Inventory for Enniscorthy Town, which is the dedicated Decarbonization Zone.
Have your say!
In order to ensure that local based information is included, WCC are requesting your views, observations and recommendations for consideration in the preparation of the draft Climate Action Plan.
Submissions will be accepted from Tuesday May 9th to Monday June 27th inclusive.
Submissions may be made as follows:
Online via Wexford County Council Public Consultation
Or in writing
Correspondence should be clearly marked.
Wexford Climate Action Plan Pre-Draft Consultation and addressed to:
The Climate Action Team,
Wexford County Council
In addition, please note that you can also complete an online survey to aid our understanding of what’s important to you.
Please be advised that submissions received may be published online. Please ensure that you do not include vexatious, libellous or confidential information, including confidential information relating to a third party (in respect of which the third party has not, expressly, or impliedly in the circumstances, consented to its disclosure) in your submission. Wexford County Council reserves the right to redact any submission or part thereof that does not comply with this requirement. Please be advised that the name of the person(s)/group(s) who made the submission may be published, but personal data will be redacted. This processing of your personal data is lawful under Article 6(1)(e) of the GDPR Regulations.