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Climate Conference for Leitrim
December 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Climate Resilient Opportunities for Generations Ahead – CRÓGA
is a project initiated by Good Energies Alliance Ireland to:
– calculate carbon emissions on a county basis as accurately as possible,
– publish these findings and
– initiate local community Climate Dialogue sessions based on them.
County Leitrim is the initial county chosen, but the methodology can be transferred to other counties. Carbon-emitting sectors examined are Transport, Energy, Residential, Commercial/Public Services, Industry and Agriculture. Potential and actual carbon sinks are also examined – Forestland, Wetlands, Hedgerows/Woodlands.
Questions that the Report seeks to answer include:
• Where do our greenhouse gas or carbon emissions come from?
• How much is emitted?
• Are any carbon emissions being absorbed? If so, where and how?
• What about agriculture in Leitrim – good news or bad news?
Facilitated Climate Dialogue sessions will start the discussion of where we go from here, what decisions must be taken and what climate actions are required, on a statutory as well as community level. A priority is having a bottom-up, local approach to decision-making while ensuring the well-being of our communities.
Four GEAI European volunteers have carried out this research, supported by GEAI staff and advisors from IT Sligo and GMIT, among others. The volunteers are funded through the EU Erasmus+ programme and their work is coordinated by GEAI. Cróga means “brave” in Irish – an appropriate name for a brave project!
More about us at www.goodenergiesalliance.ie