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Deputy Steven Matthews Supports Creative Climate Action Fund

Green Party TD Steven Matthews is encouraging local community groups in Wicklow to consider applying for funding to develop creative and imaginative projects that address climate change. Following the announcement of the €3 million Creative Climate Action Fund by his Green Party colleague Minister Catherine Martin, Deputy Matthews said:

“This is a wonderful opportunity for arts and cultural, community and environmental organisations to develop innovative projects that encourage people to take action on climate change. Applications are invited under the themes of re-thinking lifestyles; connecting with the biodiversity crisis; ensuring a Just Transition; developing understanding of the climate crisis; and adapting to the effects of climate change. Creative Ireland will open the scheme to applications in December 2022.

“We are witnessing the devastating effects of climate change across the world, and we are at a crucial time for reducing our carbon emissions and achieving the target to limit global temperature increases to 1.5℃. Creative thinking and radical action are needed to confront these challenges and enable the transition to a more sustainable future based on renewable energy sources. I would encourage all interested groups to consider working collaboratively to apply for funding under this initiative.

“This is an opportunity for Wicklow to lead the way on creative projects that inspire action on climate change. Wicklow County Council was the first local authority to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency and establish a Strategic Policy Committee dedicated to these issues. If anyone would like to find out more about the Creative Climate Action Fund, I would encourage them to get in touch with me directly and I will offer any support I can”, Deputy Matthews concluded.



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