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Mayo County Council Officially Launches Mayo County Council Climate Action Plan 2024-2029

Date: 17-05-2024

The Mayo County Council Climate Action Plan 2024-2029 was officially launched by Cllr Michael Loftus, Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council on Monday, May 13th in Crossmolina Fire Station, which is the first A rated public building constructed by Mayo County Council.

The Climate Action Plan was formally adopted by the elected members of Mayo County Council at their February meeting.

The plan sets out how Mayo County Council will be responsible for enhancing climate resilience, increasing energy efficiency, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, across its own assets, services, and infrastructure, for which it is fully accountable, whilst also demonstrating a broader role of influencing, advocating, and facilitating other sectors, to meet their own climate targets and ambitions.

The plan has been broken into three sections outlining actions that Mayo County Council will take to future proof the council, and, how Mayo County Council will work with all sectors of society in Mayo to future proof our people and our place.

Speaking at the official launch, Cllr Loftus said: “Mayo has always been a county known for its resilience, its spirit of community, and its ability to overcome challenges. These very qualities will serve us well as we tackle this critical issue.

“The plan we are launching here today is not just a top-down initiative. In its pages it reflects the voices and concerns of Mayo people.

“This plan is ambitious, but it is achievable. However, its success will depend on each one of you, joining us on this journey do deliver the optimum result for county Mayo.”

Chief Executive of Mayo County Council, Kevin Kelly added: “This plan has taken great care to reflect what concerns you, the people of Mayo.

“During the many, many hours of work that went into putting this plan together and in the public consultation part of the plan a serious concern on the impact that climate change will have on future generations, was shared with Mayo County Council and this became a key consideration in the drafting of the plan.

“For everyone the reality of climate change is something that we must face up to as individuals, as a community and ourselves in Mayo County Council as a local authority.”

The Mayo County Council Climate Action PLAN 2024-2029 can be viewed at:

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