Through this initiative, a diverse learning-network of facilitators, coaches, trainers, volunteers, and agency staff from the 5 municipal districts of Tipperary, who are already engaging communities, will be established and maintained as a Community of Practice.

Through a ‘Continued Professional Development’ type course with leading experts from different sectors, the participants will increase their understanding of climate-related topics and develop their skills to engage people in community-led climate action in their area.

Participants will be invited to attend 3 in-person and 5 online sessions over 6 months. Other training and development opportunities will be offered to the participants.

Through this tailored program, the capacity of participating Local Climate Coaches will be developed to:

  • understand and communicate the climate emergency and the need for a low-carbon and just transition
  • host participatory processes to engage communities leading to the reimagining of our places and build community resilience
  • contribute to developing practical climate action plans which can help to reduce emissions and enhance biodiversity
  • increase livelihood opportunities through promoting sustainability initiatives such as cooperatives, community businesses, and social enterprises.