KILDARE County Council is to take the lead in the eastern region with a new climate action website launched this week.
The four Climate Action Regional Offices (CARO) have just launched a website www.caro.ie – to support all County and City Councils in leading Ireland’s climate action efforts.
This valuable new resource for Ireland’s 31 local authorities will be able to provide up-to-date climate change research, exemplar case studies, training, events and relevant news for the sector.
Links to relevant national policy, sectoral plans, funding information and national organisations, such as Climate Ireland, are also available, making this new website an essential resource for local authorities to engage with.
A restricted area, accessible only to local authority staff, will provide practical tools and resources, including reporting templates and ideas-sharing.
“Each County and City Council is encouraged to engage with the website, including the submission of case studies to inspire and guide one other,” said a spokesperson at Aras Cill Dara.
The Climate Action Regional Offices are part of the local authority structure, funded by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) to co-ordinate and support local government to lead transformative change and measurable climate action across our cities and counties.
There are four regional CARO offices led by Cork, Mayo Kildare and Dublin City Councils.
“Each CARO office works with the local authorities in its respective region to deliver climate policies and behavioural change including by empowering citizens and businesses to embrace the need for climate action,” said the spokesperson.