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Zero Together - Towards a Cleaner, Healthier Dublin

Zero Together - Towards a Cleaner, Healthier Dublin

September 2019 - August 2022

Zero Together sets out to motivate a range of stakeholders such as businesses, communities, academia and public bodies to work together towards the same goal of developing Dublin as a sustainable, healthy, leading net-zero region by 2050.

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What is Zero Together?

Zero Together is a unique initiative that brings together leading stakeholders such as businesses, communities, transport groups, academia and local authorities to work towards the same goal of developing Dublin as a clean and healthy region and commit to actions that will move us away from fossil fuels from 2030 onwards.

Codema is delighted to be developing the Zero Together roadmap together with a team leading of frontrunners from a range of sectors across Dublin.  We are working together to develop a shared vision and agree on a clear set of actions for the best pathways for Dublin's energy transition.

Why are we Developing the Zero Together Roadmap?

No single organisation, individual or sector can fully transform Dublin into a clean, healthy and sustainable city. However, by motivating local communities, businesses and public authorities to work together towards the same goal and empowering citizens to take ownership of this transition, we can achieve a net-zero Dublin that has many local benefits and a positive global impact.

The Scale of the Challenge

We would need to remove the equivalent of taking 57,000 cars off Dublin's roads every year for the next 30 years in order to get Dublin to net-zero. That's the scale of the challenge and this reinforces the importance of 'Zero Together' in involving all sectors and citizens in the developing this roadmap.

How will the Roadmap Get Us There?

  • The formation of a Transition Team (including frontrunners from a range of sectors across Dublin) to coordinate the Zero Together Roadmap process
  • Codema to provide the evidence-base to inform the roadmap and facilitate the roadmap process
  • Citizen and stakeholder networking and engagement to collaboratively develop the roadmap
  • Cross-sector commitment to implement the roadmap strategy

Our Transition Team

Our Transition Team is made up of frontrunners from a range of sectors in Dublin who will use their passion, expertise and agency for the successful creation of the Zero Together Roadmap towards 2030 and beyond.  They will also align their work, knowledge and expertise with the roadmap, informing their networks as to howthey can collaborate and taking ownership of the roadmap process.

You can view our Zero Together Transition Team members here.

Citizen Participation and Engagement

As part of Dublin Climate Action Week we have taken the opportunity to launch two projects to engage the public over the last two years.

In 2021 we ran a ‘Zero Together’ survey on energy use in Dublin and received over 1,000 responses, sharing their views on a range of issues on how best to move Dublin away from fossil fuels and make the capital a clean and healthy county to live, work and visit.

These views will help guide us in how we can better engage the public around the energy we use at home, at work, and while on the move.  It will also help to inform actions for the Zero Together Roadmap, which sets out how we will reduce Dublin’s reliance on fossil fuels towards 2030 and beyond.

You can get a summary of these very interesting survey results by watching the video below.

In 2022, in response to the results of the survey we launched a campaign 'Postcards from Dublin 2050' to build a vision of Dublin free from fossil fuels with the people of Dublin. The aim of the campaign is to curate and share postive stories about the future and start a conversation around whats important to people as we embark on transition.

You can find out more about the campaign here.