{meta} Agenda for Climate Action, Environment and Energy SPC on Wednesday 13th April, 2022, 3.30 pm


Venue: MS Teams

Contact: Email: ciaran.mcgoldrick@dublincity.ie 


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Minute of the meeting held on 26th January 2022 pdf icon PDF 335 KB

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Matters Arising

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Correspondence - CNFE pdf icon PDF 154 KB

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Chairpersons Business

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Posters Protocol - Bernie Lillis, Litter Prevention Officer pdf icon PDF 669 KB

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Bathing Water Quality Report - Emma Finlay, Senior Executive Engineer pdf icon PDF 3 MB

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Litter Management Plan 2018 - 2022 update - Richard Whelan, Administrative Officer pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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On Line Street Cleaning Schedule - Shay Brady, Waste Management Services Co-ordinator pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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Climate Actions Update pdf icon PDF 997 KB

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National and Regional Resource Efficiency/Waste Prevention Actions - Dr. Joanne Rourke, Resource Efficiency Officer pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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Motions referred from Special Council meeting regarding the Draft Development Plan

Submitted By Councillor(s): Cllr Joe Costello

Co-sponsors: Cllr Dermot Lacey, Cllr Declan Meenagh

Refers to: Chapter 3 - Climate Action

Motion 29

New Objective CA 20 (P.70) It is an objective of Dublin City Council that the area between the Canals be designated an Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) and that appropriate steps be taken to achieve and maintain that status.

Planning Reason

London City Centre has been so designated.  Dublin City Council should develop similar strategies to reduce carbon emissions in the City Centre.

Chief Executive's Response

The London Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) is an area of London where the most polluting vehicles must pay a levy in order to use the roads. The ULEZ charge system operates in conjunction with the city's overall congestion charging scheme which is enforced by a network of cameras situated at entry and exit points to the charging zone and at key locations within the zone itself.

Given the technical, operational, financial and legal issues associated with establishing such a charging system, it is not considered appropriate to address the development of such a system in the Draft Plan.However, it should be noted that Objective SMTO28 'Environmental and Road Safety Impacts of Traffic in the City' in Chapter 8 on page 226 commits to the monitoring and assessment of traffic related air quality in the city.

The issue of air quality is also specifically addressed in Section 9.5.7 'Air Quality' of Chapter 9 (on p.249) which describes how Dublin has signed up to the UN/WHO commitments on air quality, and finally, the issue of air pollution and schools is addressed by Objective QHSN14 on page 135.

It is considered that there is merit in the Climate Action, Environment and Energy SPC and the Traffic and Transportation SPC researching this issue to examine the concept for Dublin and possible future options.

Chief Executive Recommendation

It is the recommendation of the CE that the motion is not agreed. 

The designation of ULEZ must be addressed through legislative change and at regional transport policy level.

Council Meeting Decision

The motion was WITHDRAWN. To be referred to Climate Action, Environment & Energy SPC and the Traffic & Transport SPC.


Submitted By Councillor(s): Green Party Comhaontas Glas

Refers to: Chapter 9 - Sustainable Environmental Infrastructure and Flood Risk

 Motion 178

Chapter:9, Section:SIO19, Page:254 change from "To consider the feasibility" to: To investigate and pilot the use of community food waste composters. 

Planning Reason

We need to actively start trialling these.

Chief Executive's Response

The sentiment is noted to support new sustainable proposals for waste management. However the Development Plan is a policy document, and it not the appropriate location to specify particular waste management actions.  It is considered that the motion would be more appropriate if amended to refer to “promoting” community waste composters and the delivery of such as referred to the Climate Action, Environment and Energy SPC.

Chief Executive Recommendation

It is the recommendation of the CE to agree this motion with an  ...  view the full agenda text for item 11.

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