L-R Joe MacGrath Chief Executive, Cathaoirleach Ger Darcy, Clare Lee Climate Action Coordinator, Eamonn Lonergan Director of Services, Environment and Climate Action, Eddie Meegan Climate Action Officer
Tipperary County Council has completed a Local Authority Climate Action Plan (LACAP) and reaffirmed its commitment to the EU Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.
The LACAP sets out how, for the period 2024 – 2029, Tipperary Council will continue to build on and incorporate climate actions, including climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation, in day-to-day service delivery.
100 agreed climate actions will seek to achieve the Council’s own organisational energy efficiency and emissions reductions targets and also to help other sectors and communities to achieve their climate action ambitions and targets.
In addition, the LACAP sets out a vision and stakeholder actions to support the businesses and communities in the Tipperary ‘Decarbonising Zone’ in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and to benefit from climate action investment. Joe MacGrath, Chief Executive of Tipperary County Council says ‘There are considerable benefits and opportunities from collective climate action, including new and innovative economic development prospects.
The LACAP and associated documents, including a County Climate Change Risk Assessment, Baseline Emissions Inventory for both the County and the Decarbonising Zone and all relevant environment reports may be viewed on the Councils website https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/climateaction/.