Building climate action capacity in the local authorities is acknowledged as being essential to support the leadership role in the fight against climate change and in building resilience to its negative effects. It is centred around equipping all local authority staff and elected members with the right resources to improve understanding, knowledge base and skills to enhance performance and increase capacity to drive effective and positive climate action in the work that they do. Building capacity therefore is an investment in the effectiveness and the future sustainability of local authorities on climate action. The suite of training pillars identified in the short term under the Local Authority Climate Action Training Programme stems from an immediate requirement to develop climate action capacity to deliver on the actions of the adaptation strategies/action plans and to begin to advance positive influence across all functions and activities performed by local authorities. Training Partners & Contributors The development of the training programme is a culmination of efforts from a range of contributors, managed by the CAROs and supported by the Department of Communitications, Climate Action & Environment. Acknowledgement The Local Authority Climate Action Training Programme has been developed for implementation in response to Action 150 of the Climate Action Plan which seeks to develop and build “Local Authority climate action leadership and capacities”. The support and commitment of the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications on the development of this programme is greatly acknowledged and appreciated.