Climate Change & Sustainable Development
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is committed to playing its part in the fight against climate change. In February 2021, Council approved its first ever Climate Change and Sustainable Development Strategy: Restore, Revive, Thrive – Our Environment, setting out the practical steps we can take over the coming years to minimise climate change impacts and identifying ways in which we can try to counter the severity of the Climate Emergency.
In October 2021, Council approved its Climate Change and Sustainable Development Action Plan detailing the actions behind our Strategy including how we will focus our efforts on reducing council emissions in areas such as energy & buildings, resource management, transport and land use.
You can download a copy of both the Strategy and Action Plan below.
Sustainable development is about meeting the needs of people today and providing them with a good quality of life without compromising the quality of life of future generations. It is characterised typically as achieving an optimum balance between social, environmental, and economic considerations. In achieving this balance, sustainable development aims to maximise the benefits of social, environmental and economic initiatives by mitigating negative and increasing positive impacts.
Under the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is required in the exercise of its functions, to act in the manner it considers best to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development in Northern Ireland, except to the extent that it considers that such action is not reasonably practicable.
To download a copy of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Sustainable Development Policy, please click on the link below.
For further information on sustainable development, please visit the Sustainable NI website .
|FODC Sustainable Development Policy||229 KB||12th May 2016|
|Climate Change & Sustainable Development Strategy 2020 2030||24 MB||16th October 2021|
|Climate Change & Sustainable Development Action Plan||10 MB||29th September 2023|