Local Government Climate Charter; My Response

The Green Party has today welcomed the announcement of a Climate Action Charter for all of the State’s 31 Local Authorities but says that local authorities are not prepared nor resourced for the challenges that climate change and biodiversity loss will present.

Green Party Spokesperson for Local Government, Cllr Malcolm Noonan, said:

“We warmly welcome this commitment by the City and County Managers Association (CCMA) towards addressing the climate and biodiversity crisis but we remain deeply concerned that local government is simply not fit for purpose to deliver and inspire the change required.”

Cllr Noonan

He said that the charter makes no reference to the biodiversity emergency and that including the line ‘in so far as is practicable’ with reference to measures to reducing carbon emissions, is a get out clause from making difficult decisions.

Read full statement on greenparty.ie