4.6 Cork City Council Adaptation Actions

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Cork City Council Adaptation Actions

 

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Local Adaptation Governance and Business Operations

 

Objective 1: To support the successful and practical implementation of climate adaptation planning.

 

 

No.

Action

Responsible Lead Council Directorate / Team

Council Teams

External Partners

Action Timeframe

 

Resourced

1.1

Establish a Climate Action Steering Group with representatives from all the key functions of Cork City Council, to oversee the implementation of the actions of this climate change adaptation strategy. This Team will implement actions, report and review the progress of the strategy and will encourage local innovation.

 

Strategic and Economic Development

Climate Action Steering Group

 

 

Short

In Progress

1.2

Integrate climate action into Cork City Council Service Delivery Programmes and provide for its translation into Team Development Plans and Personal Development Plans, to enable actions to be directly pursued by all relevant business units.

 

Senior Management Team

 

All Directorates

 

Climate Action Steering Group

 

Short

Yes

 

1.3

Ensure that climate action is a regular standing item on the agenda of Senior Management Team (SMT) meetings and relevant Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs), with bi-annual progress reports submitted to the Climate Action Steering Group, as required.

 

 

Senior Management Team

All Directorates

 

Strategic Policy Committees

 

 

 

Short

Yes

 

1.4

Liaise with the Climate Action Regional Office (CARO) and provide appropriate progress reports. Assist the local CARO in its development as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for the region.

Strategic and Economic Development   

 

Climate Action Steering Group

 

CARO

Short - Medium

Yes

1.5

Ensure that climate action is a key consideration in the assessment of all planning applications and provide guidance on climate action to developers in Cork City.

 

Strategic and Economic Development

 

 

 

Climate Action Steering Group

Community, Culture and Placemaking

Southern Regional Assembly

 

Short

In Progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 2: To ensure that climate adaptation is mainstreamed into all relevant activities and operations of Cork City Council.

 

 

No.

Action

Responsible Lead Council Directorate / Team

Council Teams

External Partners

 

Action Timeframe

 

Resourced

 

2.1

The Climate Action Steering Group will be tasked with managing and overseeing the effective mainstreaming of climate adaptation measures into all plans, projects, programmes, strategies and policies of Cork City Council:

 

  1. build and strengthen partnerships and promote inter-departmental communications and co-operation;
  2. compile a list of all plans, projects, strategies and policies, including expected review/update timelines and ensure that climate action considerations are integrated into all reviews.
  3. provide a framework for climate action projects to be included into future service delivery programmes;
  4. report to SMT on progress; and
  5. include climate adaptation within the following:

 

  • Corporate Plan
  • City Development Plan
  • Biodiversity Plan
  • Heritage Plan
  • Severe Weather Plan
  • Winter Maintenance Plan
  • Roads Programme
  • Housing Strategy
  • Local Economic and Community Plan
  • Tourism Strategy 
  • Health & Safety Plan
  • Energy Management Plan
  • Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP).

Climate Action Steering Group

 

 

Senior Management Team

 

All Directorates

 

CARO

 

Short - Medium

In Progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 3:  To develop and maintain a resource and risk model for Cork City Council.

No.

Action

Responsible Lead Council Directorate / Team

Council Teams

External Partners

 

Action Timeframe

 

Resourced

 

3.1

Evaluate Cork City Council’s activities that may be affected by climate change. The risk assessments will include:

 

  • collection and collation of historic weather event data for the Cork City Council region;
  •  collection and evaluation of international and national data on projected climate patterns and the potential risks to Cork city; and
  • compile a list of Cork City Council’s assets that are vulnerable to climate change. Examine the current Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) for existing data.

 

Strategic and Economic Development

 

 

All Directorates

 

Climate Action Steering Group

 

CARO

Short - Medium

In Progress

3.2

Develop a system to document, monitor and analyse data on the impact of extreme weather events on Cork City Council. This will identify the actions required to adapt quickly and effectively to extreme weather events and to restore public services, taking into account the following baselines:

 

  • nature and extent of extreme weather events and its impact on public service delivery;
  • impact of extreme weather events on Cork City Council’s assets;
  • staff resources required (and any deficits identified) to deal in a resilient way with all aspects of the impact of extreme weather events;
  • financial implications of extreme weather events;
  • number of days of closure of Cork City Council buildings and facilities;
  • staff working-days lost, including lost activities due to reassignment or loss of resources;
  • number of activations of Severe Weather Assessment Team;
  • number of emergency road closures;
  • number of emergency call-outs, plus representations and calls for assistance from elected representatives, customers, other sectors and members of the public;
  • number (and dates) of call-outs to deal with wild fires;
  • number of Health and Safety incidents;
  • number of kilometres of road treated in freezing and high temperature conditions;
  • the nature, extent and cost of service provided to or obtained from other sectors; and
  • the proportion of the impacts that is deemed to derive from climate change.

Roads and Environmental Operations 

 

 

 

 

Climate Action Steering Group

 

Customer Services Unit

 

Flood and Severe Weather Assessment Teams

 

Major Emergency Management Team

 

CARO

Short

In Progress

 

 

Objective 4: To build resilience within Cork City Council to support service delivery.

 

 

No.

Action

Responsible Lead Council Directorate / Team

Council Teams

External Partners

 

Action Timeframe

 

Resourced

 

4.1

Develop Business Continuity Plans to identify and address specifically the impacts associated with extreme weather events on all functions/services of Cork City Council and to explore potential opportunities to increase resilience. This will involve:

 

  • preparation for and minimisation of the impacts of service disruption;
  • assessment of Cork City Council’s back-up systems infrastructure (including power outage back-up procedures) to ensure resilience;
  • assessment of the impact of climate events on outdoor working/ site visits and any impacts on deadlines and levels of service provision;
  • assessment of staff working environments during extreme weather events, and a review of potential ways to maintain safe working conditions and the provision of alternative working locations; and
  • development of plans for staff deployment and availability due to travel restrictions.

Roads and Environmental Operations 

 

 

Plant and Machinery

 

ICT Services

 

Severe Weather Assessment Team

 

Corporate Affairs and International Relations

CARO

Short - Medium

Not yet Identified

4.2

Develop a Communications Contingency Plan to identify essential key staff to be able to access all essential council systems remotely, so as to reduce or eliminate impacts on statutory deadlines and backlog. This will include:

 

  • maintaining the internal communication protocol for extreme weather events to increase staff awareness of potential risk to safety, and to ensure all staff travel only in safe conditions;
  • development of internal back-up communication systems to ensure communication for emergency responders is maintained in the event of disruption to the main communication system(s); and
  • development of external back-up communication systems to ensure effective communication with external partners during severe weather events.

ICT Services

 

Severe Weather Assessment Team

 

Fire Services

 

Corporate Affairs and International Relations

Gardaí

 

Defence Forces

 

Port of Cork

 

OPW

 

Irish Water

 

Health Services Executive

Short - Medium

Not yet Identified

 

Objective 5: To build capacity within Cork City Council to respond effectively to extreme weather events.

No.

Action

Responsible Lead Council Directorate / Team

Council Teams

External Partners

 

Action Timeframe

 

Resourced

 

5.1

Develop a climate change training programme to educate staff and elected members on the implications of climate change and how to effectively address the effects of climate change on Council operations and services and to build capacity within Cork City Council.

Training Department

 

All Directorates

CARO

Short -Medium

In Progress

5.2

Assist in building resilience and capacity within local businesses and communities to enhance the overall response to extreme weather events.

Community, Culture and Placemaking

 

 

Climate Action Steering Group

 

CARO

 

Cork Chamber

 

Cork Business Association

 

 

Short - Long

Not yet Identified

5.3

Support existing extreme weather event response arrangements and investigate further deployment of early warning systems (e.g. Flood Early Warning System (FEWS)), along with reviewing and collating information on existing early warning systems.

 

 

Roads and Environmental Operations 

 

 

ICT Services

 

Severe Weather

Assessment Team

 

 

Met Éireann

 

 Office of Public Works

 

ESB

 

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Short - Long

In Progress

5.4

Investigate the potential for technology-based solutions for the coordination of responses to climate events in the areas of ICT and GIS.

ICT Services

 

Fire Service

 

Severe Weather

Assessment Team

 

 

CARO

Short

Not yet Identified

 

Objective 6: To identify and support opportunities that may arise from pursuing adaptation efforts  through the functions of Cork City Council

No.

Action

Responsible Lead Council Directorate / Team

Council Teams

External Partners

 

Action Timeframe

 

Resourced

 

6.1

Identify, source and leverage funding streams for the implementation of climate change actions (including both adaptation and mitigation).

Strategic and Economic Development

 

 

 

 

All Directorates

 

Climate Action Steering Group

 

CARO

 

Southern Regional Assembly

 

Energy Cork

Short - Long

 

In Progress

 

6.2.

Support, encourage and develop the move to digital services and exploit new ideas which seek to capture opportunities associated with the environmental and technological advances that support climate actions. An example would be leveraging the progress achieved during the Smart Cities project.

Strategic and Economic Development

 

 

 

 

All Directorates

 

ICT Services

 

Cork City Energy Agency

 

CARO

 

Public Participation Network

 

Cork Environment Forum

Short - Long

In Progress

 

Infrastructure and Built Environment

 

Objective 7: To increase the resilience of roads and transport infrastructure.

 

No.

 

Action

Responsible Lead Council Directorate / Team

Council Teams

External Partners

 

Action Timeframe

 

Resourced

 

7.1

Develop a system to document, monitor and analyse roads and transport infrastructure that is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and severe weather events including roads, bridges, walking and cycling facilities, rail and bus networks, the airport and the seaport. The system shall take into account the following:

 

  • review information available from past events & liaise with any existing asset management systems;
  • compile a vulnerable infrastructure inventory to aid works prioritisation and inform route prioritisation plans;
  • establish a procedure for structural integrity assessments of infrastructure after extreme weather events;
  • communicate with external stakeholders on assets that would be required during an extreme weather event;
  • integrate climate considerations into the design, planning and construction of all transport infrastructures;
  • develop a transport plan for a severe weather event and distribute to relevant external stakeholders; and
  • integrate climate change adaptation (and mitigation) measures into the design, planning and construction of all roads and transport infrastructure, with a priority given to nature-based solutions e.g. Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).

Roads and Environment Operations 

 

 

 

 

 

Major Emergency Management Team

 

Flood Assessment Team

 

Planning Policy Team

 

Local Enterprise Office 

 

Smart Cities

 

Healthy Cities

 

Learning Cities

Cork County Council,

Civil Defence, Cork Airport, Port of Cork,

Bus Éireann, Irish Rail, National Transport Authority, Transport Infrastructure Ireland,

Cork Chamber, Cork Business Association,

Public Participation Network, Irish Water, Eirgrid, Gas Networks Ireland.

Short

To be Assessed

 

Objective 8: To increase the resilience of Cork City Council buildings, housing stock, parks and cemeteries and other capital assets.                                                                

 

No.

 

Action

Responsible Lead Council Directorate / Team

Council Teams

External Partners

 

Action Timeframe

 

Resourced

 

8.1

Develop a system, in the context of climate vulnerabilities, for the management of capital assets, including buildings, housing stock, fleet, recreation areas and public amenities:

 

  • review information available from existing asset management systems;
  • analyse information from past events and the impacts of climate change for future events;
  • compile a vulnerable infrastructure inventory to aid works prioritisation;
  • establish a procedure for structural integrity assessments of assets after extreme weather events;
  • integrate climate change (adaptation and mitigation) measures into the design, planning and construction of all capital projects, with priority given to nature-based solutions; and
  • analyse the suitability of the Council’s fleet to operate during extreme weather events.

Roads and Environment Operations

 

 

Infrastructure Development (Capital Delivery Office)

 

Climate Action Steering Group

 

Plant and Machinery

CARO

Short - Medium

To be Assessed

 

8.2

Identify, resource and install new technologies (or update existing) in council buildings/housing assets to reduce the impacts of climate change on staff, customers, the general public and residents.

 

Housing

&

Corporate Affairs and International Relations

 

 

 

Roads and Environment Operations 

 

Building Control

City Architect

CARO

Long

 

To be Assessed

 

8.3

Review the Social Housing Tenant’s Handbook to increase awareness of extreme weather events and provide climate change resilience information to the tenants.

Housing

Community, Culture and Placemaking

CARO

Short

 

To be Assessed

 

8.4

Support the rollout of electric vehicles and electric vehicle-charging infrastructure in Cork city, beginning with Cork City Council’s fleet.

 

Roads and Environment Operations

 

Plant and Machinery

 

Energy Team

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

 

Energy Cork

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Short

To be Assessed

 

 

Land Use and Development

 

 

Objective 9: To integrate climate action considerations into land use planning policy and influence positive behaviour.

 

No.

 

Action

Responsible Lead Council Directorate / Team

Council Teams

External Partners

 

Action Timeframe

 

Resourced

 

9.1

Identify and integrate climate change actions into the Development Plan and Local Area Plans.

 

Integrate climate action as a guiding principle and strategic objective, thus tailoring planning policies to reduce the vulnerability of Cork city to the impacts of climate change, by:

 

  • enhancing the role of the natural environment to promote climate adaptation by promoting nature-based solutions e.g. green infrastructure;
  • continuing to take a minimised risk-based approach to development in areas at risk of flooding (coastal, tidal, fluvial, pluvial and groundwater);
  • promoting climate resilient designs and materials; and
  • promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions and water conservation measures in new developments.

Strategic and Economic Development

 

All Directorates

 

Climate Action Steering Group

 

CARO

Short

In Progress

 

9.2

Engage with energy and service providers to ensure that energy infrastructure and services are resilient to the impacts of climate change.

 

Roads and Environment Operations

 

Climate Action Steering Group

 

 

Eirgrid

ESB

 

 Bord Gais

 

Gas Networks Ireland

Short

To be Assessed

9.3

Ensure that climate change is a key consideration in selecting locations for future developments and that this is reflected in land use zoning policy. 

Strategic and Economic Development

 

Community, Culture and Placemaking

CARO

Short - Medium

Yes

 

Drainage, Water and Flood Management

 

 

Objective 10: To adapt to the increased risk and impact of flooding due to climate change.

 

 

No.

 

Action

Responsible Lead Council Directorate / Team

Council Teams

External Partners

 

Action Timeframe

 

Resourced

 

10.1 

Develop a flood risk  management system for council assets and services:

 

  • analyse information from past events and the impacts of flooding for future events;
  • compile an inventory of vulnerable assets and services; and
  • review current flood maps of areas vulnerable to flooding and indicate flooding levels for a range of future scenarios.

Roads and Environment Operations

 

 

Climate Action Steering Group

 

Flood Assessment Team

CARO

 

OPW

 

ESB

 

Port of Cork

 

Short - Medium

To be Assessed

10.2

Work with the Office of Public Works (OPW) and other organisations to share information in relation to flood risk and in the development of major and minor flood protection and flood proofing schemes throughout Cork city.

Roads and Environment Operations

 

 

Climate Action Steering Group

 

Flood Assessment Team

OPW

 

Flood Early Warning System (FEWS)

ESB

 

Port of Cork

Short

Yes

10.3

Ensure that flood event emergency response plans are reviewed on a regular basis to reflect the degree of flood risk.

 

Roads and Environment Operations

 

 

Flood Assessment Team

 

Fire Service

 

OPW

 

Flood Early Warning System (FEWS)

ESB

 

Short

Yes

10.4

Identify natural floodplains in Cork city and incorporate nature-based solutions in any enhancement works where possible.

Roads and Environment Operations

 

 

 

Flood Assessment Team

OPW

 

Flood Early Warning System (FEWS)

 

 

Medium –Long

To be Assessed

10.5

Identify areas susceptible to isolation as a consequence of flooding and establish measures to address this issue.

 

Infrastructure Development (Capital Delivery Office)

 

 

 

Flood Assessment Team

 

Roads and Environment Operations

 

Fire Service

 

OPW

 

Flood Early Warning System (FEWS)

 

Civil Defence

 

Defence Forces

 

HSE

Short

To be Assessed

 

10.6

Review the current drainage systems for which Cork City Council is responsible for, by:

 

  • compiling an inventory of existing drainage districts;
  • identify areas that are susceptible to surface water flooding; and
  • adapting existing maintenance plans, taking into account impacts from climate change such as increased siltation and plant growth, and increased rainfall.

 

Roads and Environment Operations

 

 

Infrastructure Development (Capital Delivery Office)

 

Irish Water

Short

 

In Progress

10.7

Develop a system for the upgrade of drainage networks, including the separation of sewer and surface water to increase resilience capacity.

Infrastructure Development (Capital Delivery Office)

 

 

 

Flood Assessment Team

 

Irish Water

Medium

In Progress

10.8

Investigate the use of smart monitoring in the management of the drainage systems for which Cork City Council is responsible for.

Roads and Environment Operations

 

 

 

 

ICT Services

Irish Water

Short

To be Assessed

Objective 11: To provide adequate drinking water supply and waste water treatment during extreme weather events.

 

No.

Action

Responsible Lead Council Directorate / Team

Council Teams

External Partners

 

Action Timeframe

 

Resourced

 

11.1

Support Irish Water in the provision of treated water from major water treatment plants during extreme weather events.

Roads and Environment Operations

 

 

Major Emergency Management Team

 

Irish Water

Short - Long

To be Assessed

 

11.2

Ensure the emergency services have access to water during extreme weather events (snow, frost, ice and drought).

Roads and Environment Operations

 

 

Major Emergency Management Team

Fire Service

Irish Water

Short - Long

In Progress

Objective 12: To liaise and work with other bodies and agencies responsible for the management of water sources. 

 

No.

Action

Responsible Lead Council Directorate / Team

Council Teams

External Partners

 

Action Timeframe

 

Resourced

 

12.1

Support Irish Water where possible in identifying public drinking water sources vulnerable to climate change. Support the implementation of source protection and or the identification of alternative sources, in order to maintain water quantity and quality levels.

 

Roads and Environment Operations

Healthy Cities

Irish Water

 

Short - Long

 

To be Assessed

 

12.2

Support Irish Water where possible to identify the impacts of power outages of varying durations on specific water and wastewater scheme operations. Support the identification of critical and vulnerable receptors.

 

Roads and Environment Operations 

Healthy Cities

Irish Water

 

Short

To be Assessed

 

12.3

Liaise, support and work with Irish Water in the development, conservation and upgrade of the water supply systems so as to ensure Cork city has an adequate supply of water to address climate change demands.

Roads and Environment Operations

 

Healthy Cities

Irish Water

 

Short

To be Assessed

 

 

Nature, Natural Resources and Cultural Infrastructure

 

 

Objective 13: To protect and enhance and restore the natural environment.

 

 

No.

 

Action

Responsible Lead Council Directorate / Team

Council Teams

External Partners

 

Action Timeframe

 

Resourced

 

13.1

Support and enhance a shrub and tree planting programme for Cork City in conjunction with an awareness campaign in the context of climate adaptation. The tree planting programme will include the protection of existing trees, increasing tree cover, identifying new sites for additional tree planting and the protection of trees on private land. Support the planting of native species.

Roads and Environment Operations

Community, Culture and Placemaking

Cork Environment Forum

 

Coillte

Short – Medium

 

In Progress

 

13.2

Review roadside hedge maintenance programmes in conjunction with landowners.

Roads and Environment Operations

Community, Culture and Placemaking

Landowners

 

 

Short - Long

To be Assessed

13.3

Support and enhance a programme for monitoring and controlling the spread of alien invasive species. Alien invasives will become more of a problem due to climate change, thus increasing threats to native species, in addition to causing structural damage to infrastructure.

Roads and Environment Operations

 

Community, Culture and Placemaking

 

Landowners

 

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Short - Long

 

To be Assessed

 

13.4

Support and enhance a pollinator plan, paying attention to the threats from climate change e.g. seasonal disruption, increased severe weather events.

Roads and Environment Operations

 

Community, Culture and Placemaking

 

Landowners

 

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Short - Long

 

To be Assessed

 

13.5

Identify potential ecological corridors and connectivity issues between areas. Identify the potential to open up culverted rivers and incorporate softer engineering solutions.

 

Identify locations to create new habitats for native flora and fauna e.g. urban orchards, allotments, green roofs and walls, which will assist in negating the ‘heat island effect’.

 

Protect existing wetlands and identify new ones which may arise as a result of climate change.

Strategic and Economic Development

 

Community, Culture and Placemaking

 

Roads and Environment Operations

Landowners

 

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Short - Long

 

To be Assessed

 

13.6

Protect natural resources through waste prevention and recycling. Support national and regional initiatives e.g. the policy actions of the Regional Waste Management Plan, the EPA’s Local Authority Prevention Network and Local Agenda 21.

 

Promote behavioural change in relation to the use of natural resources through initiatives as the ‘Waste prevention grant scheme’.

 

Work with communities to enable them to develop an appreciation of natural resource protection, thus highlighting the link with climate change.

 

Roads and Environment Operations

 

Community, Culture and Placemaking

 

Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authorities (WERLA)

 

OPW

Short - Long

 

In Progress

 

13.7

Adopt ‘Green Public Procurement’, moving from ‘most economically advantageous’ to a ‘life-cycle costing model.

 

Finance

Climate Action Steering Group

 

CARO

 

Office of Government Procurement

Short - Long

 

To be Assessed

 

Objective 14: To review, manage and protect biodiversity and natural heritage within the natural environment.

 

 

No.

 

Action

Responsible Lead Council Directorate / Team

Council Teams

External Partners

 

Action Timeframe

 

Resourced

 

14.1

Collaborate with the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and research organisations (UCC, CIT, Marine Institute) in the review of biodiversity plans and habitat conservation strategies, and projects to identify risks from adverse climate change impacts.

 

Work with communities and schools to create and implement local Biodiversity Action Plans.

Strategic and Economic Development

 

 

 

Roads and Environment Operations 

 

National Parks and Wildlife Service

 

UCC

 

CIT

 

Marine Institute

Short - Long

 

 

To be Assessed

14.2

Develop a green infrastructure strategy and associated action plan, including:

 

  • the research and mapping of areas considered beneficial for use as local carbon offsets through carbon sequestration in conjunction with the relevant agencies; and
  • the integration of nature-based solutions in all City Council development / works (roads, housing, architecture, parks and water infrastructure).

Strategic and Economic Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roads and Environment Operations 

 

Architects

Landowners

 

National Parks and Wildlife Service

 

Coillte

 

Tidy Towns

 

Cork Environment Forum

Short - Long

 

To be Assessed

Objective 15: To support and enhance built heritage and cultural infrastructure.

 

 

No.

 

Action

Responsible Lead Council Directorate / Team

Council Teams

External Partners

 

Action Timeframe

 

Resourced

 

15.1

Develop a system to document, monitor and deliver actions on reducing the impacts of climate change on Cork City Council’s natural and built heritage and cultural assets, including the following:

 

  • gather baseline data in order to monitor change e.g. map existing green areas, carry out habitat surveys;
  • create a risk register for the  natural and built heritage and cultural assets; and
  • introduce ‘natural capital accounting’ which gives natural heritage a monetary value due to its association with tourism and overall health and wellbeing.

 

Strategic and Economic Development

 

Climate Action Steering Group

 

CARO

Short - Long

 

To be Assessed

15.2

Raise awareness and support positive behavioural change among staff, schools, community, homeowners and developers. Actions to include:

 

  • training and workshops;
  • information  materials (brochures, educational packs, information boards); and
  • increased use of social media and attendance at events and festivals.

 

Strategic and Economic Development

 

Climate Action Steering Group

 

CARO

Short - Long

 

To be Assessed

 

Citizen Safety, Health and Wellbeing

 

Objective 16: To consult, identify actions and build capacity and resilience within local communities.

 

No.

 

Action

Responsible Lead Council Directorate / Team

Council Teams

External Partners

 

Action Timeframe

 

Resourced

 

16.1

Develop public awareness campaigns to increase knowledge of and encourage behavioural change around climate change and extreme weather events.  Activities to include:

 

  • training and workshops;
  • information  materials (brochures, educational packs, information boards);
  • increased use of social media; and
  • attendance at events and festivals.

.

 

Strategic and Economic Development

 

 

 

Corporate Affairs and International Relations

 

Community, Culture and Placemaking

 

Climate Action Steering Group

CARO

 

MET Éireann

 

Short

 

To be Assessed

16.2

Develop and implement a programme to enhance the capacity of citizens, businesses and communities to respond to and recover from extreme weather events with specific aims to:

 

  • provide assistance where possible to vulnerable communities to develop a stronger facilitating role for mitigating risks;
  • provide advice on the risk of extreme events affecting their locality;
  • devise adaptation actions to enhance preparedness and reduce dependency on local authority emergency responses; and
  • provide support to develop appropriate resilience arrangements to enable response and recovery.

Roads and Environment Operations

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate Affairs and International Relations

 

Climate Action Steering Group

 

Fire Services

 

Local Enterprise Office

Civil Defence

 

Gardaí

 

HSE

 

Health and

Safety Authority

 

Short - Medium

 

To be Assessed

16.3

Raise awareness of the impacts of climate change and the ways for citizens, businesses and communities to respond appropriately and to increase resilience to these impacts. This should include:

 

  • develop and implement a behavioural change plan  for citizens, businesses and communities to change behaviours, understand and better deal with climate change and extreme weather events;
  • provide and promote information on extreme weather event preparedness, including property security and safety;
  • highlight health issues related to extreme weather events;
  • raise public safety awareness;
  • raise water safety awareness for unsupervised watercourses in local areas; and
  • promote local resources to adapt to extreme weather events e.g. road salting.

Community, Culture and Placemaking

 

 

 

 

Fire Service

 

Climate Action Steering Group

 

Healthy Cities

 

Local Enterprise Office

 

Public Participation Network

 

 Civil Defence

 

OPW

Gardaí

 

HSE

 

Health and Safety Authority

 

 Irish Water

 

Port of Cork

 

Cork Airport

 

Irish Rail

 

Waterways Ireland

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Short

 

To be Assessed

16.4

Explore ways Cork City Council can help older, vulnerable and isolated people/communities to become more climate resilient.

Community, Culture and Placemaking

 

 

 

Strategic and Economic Development

 

Climate Action Steering Group

 

Healthy Cities

Public Participation Network

 

Age Action

 

Local Community Groups

 

Short - Medium

To be Assessed

16.5

Collaborate with third level and other research facilities to investigate the potential of climate action technologies and their application in Cork city, in conjunction with innovation and research funding at national and EU level.

Strategic and Economic Development

 

 

Climate Action Steering Group

 

UCC / CIT

 

National and International Research Centres.

Medium -Long

To be Assesed

 

Partnerships with other Sectors and Agencies

 

 

Objective 17: To collaborate with other sectors and agencies in programs relating to climate change.

 

 

No.

 

Action

Responsible Lead Council Directorate / Team

Council Teams

External Partners

 

Action Timeframe

 

Resourced

 

17.1

Liaise, collaborate and work in relevant partnership with the sectors in the delivery of the sectoral adaptation actions, as approved by Government, where they are relevant to the functions and activities of Cork City Council.

Strategic and Economic Development

 

 

 

 

All Directorates

 

CARO

 

Departments of:

 

Agriculture, Food and the Marine

 

Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

 

Transport, Tourism and Sport

 

Communications,

Climate Action and Environment

 

OPW

 

Housing, Planning and Local Government

 

Health

 

Short - Long

To be Asses