Kildare County Council is delighted to publish the Climate Action Plan 2024-2029.
The ambition of this Plan is aligned to the Government’s National Climate Objective which seeks to achieve the transition to a climate resilient, biodiversity rich, environmentally sustainable and climate neutral economy by 2050. The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021 frames Ireland’s legally binding climate ambition to deliver a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 51% by 2030. To secure this sustainable future for the citizens of Kildare, the Council has prepared this Climate Action Plan for the period 2024 to 2029 to create a low carbon and climate resilient County, by delivering and promoting best practice in climate action in Kildare.
Plean Gníomhaithe ar son na hAeráide an Údaráis Áitiúil 2024 – 2029
Tá uaillmhian an Phlean seo ag teacht le Cuspóir Aeráide Náisiúnta an Rialtais a fhéachann leis an aistriú chuig geilleagar atá athléimneach ó thaobh na haeráide de, atá saibhir ó thaobh na bithéagsúlachta de, inbhuanaithe ó thaobh an chomhshaoil de agus neodrach ó thaobh na haeráide de a bhaint amach faoi 2050. Leagtar amach san Acht um Ghníomhú ar son na hAeráide agus um Fhorbairt Ísealcharbóin (Leasú), 2021 uaillmhian aeráide na hÉireann, uaillmhian atá ceangailteach ó thaobh dlí de chun laghdú faoi 51% ar astaíochtaí gás ceaptha teasa a bhaint amach faoi 2030.
Chun an todhchaí inbhuanaithe seo a chinntiú do shaoránaigh Chill Dara, d'ullmhaigh an Chomhairle an Plean um Ghníomhú ar son na hAeráide seo don tréimhse 2024 go 2029 chun Contae ísealcharbóin atá seasmhach ó thaobh na haeráide de a chruthú, trí dhea-chleachtas i ngníomhú ar son na haeráide i gCill Dara a chur i bhfeidhm agus a chur chun cinn.
Maynooth - Kildare's Chosen Decarbonisation Zone
A decarbonisation (DZ) zone is a spatial area identified by the local authority in which a range of climate mitigation, adaptation and biodiversity measures and action owners are identified to address local low carbon energy, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate needs to contribute to national climate action targets. The aim of developing a DZ is to deliver outcomes capable of meeting the national emission
reduction targets of 7% minimum per annum reduction in carbon emissions to 2030 to receive a cumulative 51% reduction by 2030 and net zero by end of 2050 from the baseline year of 2018.
Local Authority Climate Action Plan – SEA Documentation
Documentation relating to the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Local Authority Climate Action Plan 2024-2029 is provided below. The purpose of this SEA was to identify, assess, and mitigate potential likely signficant environmental effects associated with the Plan, and integrate environmental considerations into the preparation, adoption and implementation of the Plan.
Local Authority Climate Action Plan – AA Documentation
Documentation relating to the Appropriate Assessment (AA) of the Local Authority Climate Action plan 2024 – 2029 is provided below. The purpose of the AA was to identify, assess and mitigate potential signficant adverse effects on designated European sites.
Chief Executive’s Report
Pursuant to Section 16 of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021, notice of the preparation of the Kildare County Council Draft Climate Action Plan 2024-2029, was given on Thursday, 21st, September 2023. Submissions or observations with regard to the Draft Plan and Environmental Reports (Strategic Environmental Assessment and Appropriate Assessment) were invited for a period of 6 weeks and a day, from Thursday, 21st, September 2023 to Friday, 3rd, November 2023, inclusive.
In accordance with the requirements of the Climate (Amendment) Act 2021, this Chief Executive’s Report summarises and details the outcome of the Public Consultation process on the Draft Climate Action Plan.