Monaghan County Council puts the spotlight on climate action for this year’s ‘Your Council Day’
Local authorities provide hundreds of services and work hard to make great places in which to live, work and invest.
The vital work of Monaghan County Council employees and the role they are playing in our County’s fight to tackle climate change is being highlighted for this year’s ‘Your Council Day’, which takes place on this Friday 1st July.
Across social media, #YourCouncilDay will showcase the work of our committed and passionate local authority employees who are working to make a difference to the lives of the people in their community.
“Climate change is the defining political, economic, technical and social challenge of our time and Monaghan County Council is committed to leading on climate action” said Nuala Woods, Acting Director of Services, Climate Action, Environmental & Water Services.
“Local authorities have a clear understanding of the priority needs of our communities from a climate action standpoint and can translate¬ goals set out by Government into actions. From active travel initiatives and housing retrofits to reducing our own carbon emissions and working with partners and local communities to tackle the impact of climate change, Monaghan County Council has risen to the challenge of leading our county’s climate action response.”
“Ireland has significantly increased our climate ambition in the past few years. Local authorities play a critical role in translating national climate ambition into local climate action. With our shared goals and objectives across 31 local authorities, we can have a significant impact”
The national Climate Action Plan states that local authorities occupy a pivotal role within communities to demonstrate leadership on climate action at a local and community level.
Monaghan County Council will be developing a climate action plan building on our existing Climate Adaptation Strategy and our commitments in the Local Authority Climate Action Charter. This will clearly outline the steps the Council is taking and will take to meet our climate targets and lead climate action in our areas and communities.
Social media users throughout the community are asked to post their experiences of council initiatives using the hashtag #YourCouncilDay / #DoLásaChomhairle.
Follow Monaghan County Council Facebook/Instagram or #YourCouncilDay / #DoLásaChomhairle to find out what’s happening in Monaghan during Your Council Day.
#YourCouncilDay will showcase what is happening on the day throughout the council and also highlight the innovation shown by local authorities.
Social media users throughout the community are also asked to post their experiences of council initiatives using the hashtag #YourCouncilDay.