This year Dublin City Council has published the third annual Sustainability Report and the Sustainability Indicators Report.
The scope of the Sustainability Report has been widened to include sustainability initiatives on a regional basis under eight different focus areas: Energy, Transportation, Waste, Water, Air, Biodiversity and Parks, Society and Economy.
The Sustainability Indicators Report brings together international, national and local indicators to measure the Dublin Regions progress towards environmental, economic and social sustainability.
Dublin City Council has published an annual Sustainability Report since 2010 and in 2011 we introduced a partner Sustainability Indicators document. The themes for the 2012 Sustainability Report were chosen in consultation with a wide variety of stakeholders, and with reference to the City Development Plan. Additionally, a set of sustainability indicators were developed with expert input to reflect local, national and international priorities.
The 2010 Report considers the impacts of Dublin City Council, while the 2011 report considers sustainability in the wider community. The 2012 report considers sustainability and actions at a regional level.
The Sustainability Indicators Report follows on from our Sustainability Indicators Framework 2011, which started the process of framing a shared vision for sustainable development in the Dublin Region and identifying key themes and indicators that measure performance. This Report will facilitate comparison with other European cities, set targets for future development and track progress towards these targets. The Report provides vision and key metrics that will guide the Dublin City Region on a pathway towards sustainable development.
Dublin City Council is committed to developing energy action plans and to implement effective reduction and adaptation measures to fight climate change.
Lord Mayor Councillor Eibhlin Byrne signs major Declaration on Climate Change
Lord Mayor Eibhlin Byrne was one of the first group of Mayors from Europe’s major cities to sign the Eurocities Declaration on Climate Change in Lyon, France. Read more about the Eurocities Declaration.