Location: Wexford County Council (WCC), The Street, County Hall, Carricklawn.
Date: Thursday, June 1.
Time: All Day Event - Registration required – see details below
Wexford County Council is delighted to invite the people of Wexford to come along to county hall and participate in our Climate Action Event. The purpose of the event is to meet experts from business, government bodies and voluntary groups as they share their knowledge on Climate action, while also getting all attendees input on the County’s Local Authority Climate Action plan (LACAP).
Under the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Amendment Act, 2021, Wexford County Council have to produce their LACAP, outlining adaptation and mitigation measures to be adopted in the county over five years (2024-2029). All these measures will aid Ireland in meeting its climate target of a 51% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and the longer-term goal of a climate neutral Wexford by no later than 2050.
While WCC require stakeholder engagement to take place as part of the process, in drafting the climate action plan, we thought it would be good to start the conversation with some useful information on how the citizens of Wexford can help meet our targets.
Speakers at the event will include representatives and experts from many organisations including: SEAI, Enniscorthy Allotments, Solar Farms, 100 million Trees Project, ENViTE Edible Towns Network, Wexford County Council, Teagasc, Wexford Bus, Local Link, Active Travel, South East Energy Agency, Enniscorthy Sustainable Energy Communities and the Local Enterprise Office. They will be split in to four panels under the umbrellas of Agriculture, Biodiversity and Food, Travel and Energy. Each panel will be followed by refreshments and the opportunity for conversation with the speakers and the attendees. For a full programme and list of speakers and their biographies, please click here
Councillor Mary Farrell - Cathaoirleach of the Environment and Climate Action SPC said:
“This Climate Action Event in County Hall is a great opportunity for Community Groups and Tidy Towns groups in Wexford, to find out more information on local climate actions that they can implement along with learning about future funding for Community Climate Action.”
Tom Enright, Chief Executive, Wexford County Council commented:
“The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Amendment Act 2021 requires Wexford County Council to produce a Climate Action Plan and we are seeking the views of Wexford people on what actions they believe should be included in the plan. This event aims to advance the climate action conversation in Wexford and also provide information for community groups, businesses and farmers on climate actions that can be implemented, so that we can all together contribute to reducing our Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) by the required 51% by 2030”
Attendees are welcome to all the events or just the one(s) they are especially interested in.