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This strategy focuses on the implementation of adaptation measures, which ensures communities, and society as a whole, become resilient to the impacts and risks of climate change.

This local authority adaptation strategy serves as the primary instrument at a local level to:

  • Ensure a proper comprehension of the key risks and vulnerabilities of climate change.
  • Bring forward the implementation of climate resilient actions in a planned and proactive manner.
  • Ensure that climate adaptation considerations are mainstreamed into all plans and policies and integrated into all operations and functions of the LA.

The strategy serves Waterford City & County Council in its main capacities namely:

  • As an organisation with an obligation towards customer service, a focus on effectiveness in business, improving efficiencies and maintaining staff welfare.
  • In the delivery of services and functions across the administrative and geographical area of Waterford city and county.
  • In accordance with the provisions of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 this adaptation strategy is required to be adopted by members of WCCC.
Climate Change Adaptation Strategy 2019-2024