Meeting the challenges of the future
Our sustainability initiative is titled Dingle Peninsula 2030, and the aim is to move toward a more environmentally and economically sustainable future on the Dingle Peninsula. We want to be forward-looking, transitioning our beautiful peninsula into a low-carbon society for both the good of the planet, and to get ahead of laws and regulations we know are coming.
And of course, reducing energy demand and using local renewable resources also saves costs — potentially as much as €8 million on the Dingle Peninsula.
We’re currently working on projects in four different areas:
Climate Action Plan Submission
Recently, Dingle Hub made a submission (one of 64) to Kerry County Council on its Climate Action Plan. Our submission contained detailed recommendations that stressed the following points:
- Climate change and biodiversity loss are existential challenges that require strong, visible and ambitious leadership from Kerry County Council as well as urgent, sustained action from the whole of society on an unprecedented scale.
- The Council must partner with, work with, and fully resource local communities so they can do what is required.
- An ambitious vision is needed to make County Kerry “nature positive” (or “carbon negative”) and, in the process, develop new economic and business opportunities in the county.
- The climate action plan should draw upon the Irish language, poetry and culture to frame the narrative and connect with local communities.
Our full submission on the Kerry County Council website
We’re continuously checking in with the community for their views, opinions and advice, and have captured these insights in stakeholder feedback cards.