Climate Action Award
Winner: Corca Duibhne 2030 / Dingle Peninsula 2030
The challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss, and the importance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, have highlighted the need for all of us to play our part in moving Ireland towards a sustainable future. This affects how we live our lives, run our businesses and the energy we use. In order to contribute to this sustainable transition, four organisations – Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub, ESB Networks, North East West Kerry Development (NEWKD), and MaREI, the SFI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine joined forces in 2018 to establish the ambitious multi-partner initiative, Corca Dhuibhne 2030/Dingle Peninsula 2030. The key objectives are to work with the local community, schools, business and farming sectors to explore, support and enable the broader societal changes required for this sustainable transition. The Dingle Hub is also working to identify employment opportunities and to help develop a sustainable economic future for the area.
Community Contact: Liz O’Donnell
This initiative is effectively a transition programme to a low carbon society. It is difficult to find the words to adequately do justice to the work already achieved, but suffice to say, the judges are convinced that the mission to build a creative, sustainable, and inclusive community in the Dingle Peninsula is well on the way to being achieved.