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Submissions sought for five-year Draft Climate Action Plan | Meath Chronicle



Meath County Council are seeking submissions on the Draft Climate Action Plan from the 17th November 2023 to 8th January 2024.

All stakeholders and members of the public are invited to contribute towards the Draft Climate Action Plan 2024-2029 which sets out to create a more climate resilient, biodiverse rich, environmentally sustainable and climate neutral economy that supports healthy lifestyles and jobs growth across Co Meath.

The Draft Meath Co Council Climate Action Plan also sets out how the Council will promote a range of mitigation, adaptation, and other climate action measures, to help deliver on the National Climate Obligations and the Government’s overall National Climate Objective, which seeks to pursue and achieve, by no later than the end of 2050, the transition to a climate resilient, biodiversity rich, environmentally sustainable and climate neutral economy.

Cathaoirleach of Meath Co Council, Cllr Tommy Reilly said: “I highly encourage you to take the time to review the draft Climate Action Plan and join us in this momentous effort to create a brighter, more sustainable future for Co Meath.

“Together, let us embrace the challenges ahead with enthusiasm and determination. The journey may be difficult, but with the support of our community, we are committed to making it happen. Let us inspire, lead and act towards a future that we can all be proud of.”

Chief Executive, Meath Co Council Fiona Lawless added: “As an organisation, we understand that leading by example is crucial, and we are prepared to meet the significant challenges that come with reducing our emissions by 51 per cent and improving our energy efficiency by 50 per cent by 2030.

“But our commitment doesn’t stop there. We are determined to create an environment that fosters behavioural change at a community level, through active travel infrastructure, social housing retrofitting and circular economy initiatives.”

You can read the Draft Climate Action Plan at

To have your say, make a submission online via Meath Co Council’s Consultation Portal

You can also contact them via email with “Draft Climate Action Plan” in the subject line to or you can send your submission in writing (marked “Draft Climate Action Plan”) to Climate Action Co-Ordinator, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co Meath C15 Y291.

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