MONAGHAN PPN CLIMATE CONVERSATION – PLANNING FOR LOCAL CHANGE
Monaghan Public Participation Network (PPN) in collaboration with Monaghan County Council Environment Section were delighted to be one of the PPN’s who recently held a Climate Conversation which is part of an initiative of the Dept. of Environment, Climate and Communications.
The conversations are happening across the country with the aim to give the community and voluntary sector an opportunity to engage in the development of the Climate Action Plan 2021 and the key local priorities for the Climate Action Fund. Monaghan PPN Climate Conversation was facilitated by PPN Environmental Representatives Candice Moen and Liam Murtagh of Transition Monaghan. A very diverse group of volunteers brought their local expertise and knowledge to highlight what needs to be done to make Climate Action happen in County Monaghan in areas such as food, shopping, transport, energy and buildings and biodiversity. They also shared their hopes and concerns for now and future generations.
Leona Keenan PPN Resource Manager stated “that the PPN is delighted to have been a part of this initiative because we are the “go to” vehicle when local and national governments want to consult with the community sector on a local or national policy or plan. It was evident during the workshop that there is a real appetite from our members to be taking on initiatives to deal with local climate action. The feedback from the workshop will be used to develop further PPN training and environmental themed events later in the year”.