This week Galway Bay FM looked at the survey on Galway City Council’s Climate Action Plan with Brian Barrett and Damien Redington of Galway City Council.
Did you know…
- Climate action plans aim to address the challenges of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- These plans often include strategies for transitioning to renewable energy sources and promoting energy efficiency.
- Climate action plans may also include measures to adapt to the impacts of climate change, such as improving infrastructure resilience.
- Many countries and cities around the world have developed their own climate action plans to combat climate change.
- Public participation and engagement are crucial in the development and implementation of effective climate action plans.
Why is contributing to the survey important?
- It ensures that the voices and perspectives of the public are heard and considered in decision-making processes.
- Public consultation promotes transparency and accountability in the development and implementation of climate action plans.
- It helps to build public support and ownership for climate initiatives, increasing the likelihood of successful implementation.
- Public consultation allows for the identification of potential concerns, challenges, and opportunities that may have been overlooked.
- It fosters collaboration and partnerships between the government, community organizations, and individuals, leading to more effective and inclusive climate action.
What can I do to help support and develop the local authority’s CAP?
- Stay informed about climate change and its impacts.
- Advocate for strong climate policies and support initiatives that promote renewable energy and sustainability.
- Engage in public consultation processes and provide feedback on climate action plans, like Galway City Council’s.
- Encourage your local government to prioritize climate action and allocate resources accordingly.
- Adopt sustainable practices in your own life, such as reducing energy consumption and waste.
Here’s a few websites if you want to know more!