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Codema to help organise Dublin’s first Climate Action Week

16th June, 2021

We are really excited to announce that Codema is helping to organise the first Dublin Climate Action Week, which takes place from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th September 2021.  

The week is being organised and delivered by the partnership of Codema alongside Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, South Dublin County Council, Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council and the Dublin Climate Action Regional Office (CARO) and aims to demonstrate the ongoing efforts, ambitions and collaborative approach of the six organisations in addressing climate action.

Dublin Climate Action Week 2021 will comprise of a range of online and in-person events, in compliance with COVID-19 measures in place at that time. In August 2021, the full programme of events will be available for registration on the DCAW21 website, at www.dublinclimateactionweek.ie.

The overall vision of Dublin Climate Action Week 2021 is ‘to showcase Dublin’s climate action progress to its citizens and demonstrate the leadership role of the four local authorities in conjunction with other partners’.

The agreed shared objectives of the initiative are:

  • Demonstrate progress on the implementation of the four Dublin local authority Climate Change Action Plans, and a regional approach to climate action;
  • Engage with a full range of partners to share knowledge on efforts and innovation across sectors;
  • Make climate action a ‘reality’ allowing citizens to see what climate action looks like;
  • Promote this initiative so as to fully engage with EU and international cities and our climate peers; and
  • Create a legacy so that this initiative can carry forward to subsequent years in a variety of ways.

CEO of Codema, Donna Gartland, said: "I am delighted to announce that Codema is one of the organising partners of the first Dublin Climate Action Week, to be held in September 2021. At Codema, we have always believed in the ‘think global, act local’ approach to climate action, and the importance and benefits of ‘acting local’ have never been as well understood and widely felt as during this Covid pandemic, as we have gained a greater appreciation for our local transport facilities, the comfort of our homes and our local wildlife and green spaces. We want to empower Dublin’s citizens and stakeholders to be part of the low-carbon transition, and hope the events lined up during Climate Action Week helps to increase knowledge, facilitate new connections, and inspire participants to take action. The full programme of events will be published on the dublinclimateactionweek.ie website in August 2021."

Codema plays a key role in Dublin's low-carbon energy transition towards 2030 and 2050 by providing a wide range of energy and climate mitigation services to the four Dublin Local Authorities and other stakeholders in the region.  This includes developing the first large-scale district heating networks, which will supply homes and businesses in the Dublin area with low-carbon, renewable heat, creating an Energy Master Plan for the entire Dublin Region, which will be the first of its kind in Europe and will provide evidenced-based solutions for reducing our carbon emissions towards 2030 and 2050, leading the roll-out of over €20M worth of energy projects in Dublin through the DeliveREE project and the ongoing roll-out of our successful Home Energy Saving Kit scheme.

Local authorities in Dublin and across Ireland play a pivotal role in planning for, and responding to, climate emergency situations. Given their close relationship with the community, local authorities can react effectively to local climate events, with on-going support from other government agencies and the local communities. This has been demonstrated in their response to extreme weather events in Ireland over recent years, as well as the ongoing response to COVID-19 restrictions. They have essential local knowledge of the natural and manmade environment, and have a critical role to play in managing climate risks and vulnerabilities, and identifying adaptation actions within their administrative areas. Having regard to climate mitigation, local authorities are continuing to upgrade public buildings and social housing, and are enhancing active travel measures across Ireland.

Keep up to date on Dublin Climate Action Week 2021 at www.dublinclimateactionweek.ie


For all media queries in relation to Codema's involvement in Dublin Climate Action Week, please contact our Communications Manager Suzanne Fitzpatrick on 086 865 2803 or by emailing suzanne.fitzpatrick@codema.ie