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Training Programme

Delivering Action

Flower bed

Training Duration

Half days

Target Training Group

All Local Authority Outdoor Staff across the functional areas of Roads, Environment, Water and Housing.

Course Description

This course has been developed to engage with Local Authority outdoor staff to increase their awareness of the challenges posed by climate change, at the global, national and local scales. The course is delivered over three modules giving participants a broad overview of climate change science and the policy context and each course will be tailored specifically to focus on their particular area of work and cross cutting issues will also be addressed e.g. water quality and biodiversity loss. The training seeks to galvanise the efforts of participants around common goals in delivering the Local Authority response and is encouraging of participants to make a difference by contributing to positive changes that will benefit local communities and their surrounding natural environment.

Course Aims/Objectives

  • Increase the participants understanding and awareness of climate change and what it means for Ireland and local community levels.
  • Raise awareness of international, national and local climate action and supporting policies.
  • Develop an understanding of the actions being taken by Local Authorities across the country to tackle the threats posed by climate change, declining water quality and biodiversity loss.
  • Building capacity among staff for local leadership, both at work and in the community by developing and implementing local measures.