Waterways Ireland is launching its new 2021 Stories from the Waterways while the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) is underway in Glasgow. This year, the focus is on how Waterways Ireland aligns its works and practices with the UN SDGs

In the first film, discussion points include the importance of sustainable tourism and the rollout of Greenways and Blueways along the waterways, facilitating net zero transport and improving access to these heritage corridors.

This is Waterways Irelands fourth series of Stories from the Waterways. It is an initiative of the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan and is also supporting our draft Climate Action Plan, currently out for public consultation.

The draft Waterways Ireland Climate Action Plan can be found here. Submissions can be made via email or post, details of which can be found on the website. The closing date for submissions is Monday, 17th January 2022. Following the 12-week consultation, submissions will be reviewed and the final Climate Action Plan will be prepared.

Waterways Ireland is hosting a questions and answers webinar on the draft Climate Action Plan at 7pm on Thursday, 11th November 2021. Registration details can also be found on the website or attendance can be reserved by email to climate.action@waterwaysireland.org