Public invited to local Climate Action consultation

Pictured at the launch of the public climate action consultation campaign last Friday were Conor Fallon (Acting Senior Executive Officer, Environment and Climate), Barry Tapster (Climate Action Officer), Cllr John Keogh (Cathaoirleach, Roscommon County Council), Breata Coyle (Community Climate Action Officer) and Declan Dolan (Senior Executive Officer, Corporate Services)

Roscommon County Council is currently preparing its Climate Action Plan for 2024-2028 and wants to hear from members of the public who want to have their say on the future of their local environment.

A public consultation campaign was launched last Friday in Roscommon County Library and will run to August 4th. Householders and the wider community will be able to participate through an online survey and will also be able to make submissions via the Roscommon County Council website.

At the launch, staff from Roscommon County Council’s Climate Unit were on hand to discuss the Climate Action Plan with members of the public. The process will enable the public have their say to help formulate the climate actions it is felt should be taking place across County Roscommon.

Acting Senior Executive Officer with responsibility for Environment and Climate Conor Fallon welcomed those present, which included Cathaoirleach Cllr John Keogh, and councillors Orla Leyden, John Naughten, Kathleen Shanagher and Anthony Waldron.

The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Amendment Act 2021 is helping mainstream positive climate action in the lives of all citizens. The Act outlines the statutory process that all local authorities are obliged to prepare and implement.

With the effects of climate change all too apparent, Ireland has committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions in line with our international agreements. Roscommon County Council shares this determination to fulfil its obligations as part of a wide-ranging and action-based Climate Action Plan as part of a wide-ranging consultative process.

A specially dedicated information leaflet has been produced by the Climate Action Unit which is available in Aras an Chontae as well as in public libraries. To participate in the consultation, visit Roscommon County Council’s website,, or scan the QR code available on the information leaflet.