An Taisce’s Legacy4LIFE Green Communities Low Carbon Town Plan is one of three work projects within An Taisce’s Legacy4LIFE project. The Green Communities team is piloting the project in two Irish towns: Maynooth in Co. Kildare, and Ballyvaughan in Co. Clare. Each town - one rural and one urban - provides fascinating and important opportunities for decarbonisation and town planning.
There will be a strong focus on community engagement within the low carbon town plan, and an exploration of sustainable finance within the implementation strategy for the plan. It will require a strong effort at community engagement to carry the message of energy and climate awareness into people’s lives and affect to affect our collective behaviour. To carry people along the journey toward 2050 carbon neutrality we will need to include the public in the planning of our low carbon towns and to adjust on societies terms when necessary.
The Green Communities Low Carbon Plan also aims to further develop community awareness, participation, and empowerment while linking the different strands of the European Green Deal at the same time. Most importantly the plan will deliver on theme 1 of the European Green Deal; "Increasing Climate Ambition".