Bairbre de Brún welcomes Newry's Low Carbon City Charter
de Brún said, 'It is wonderful to see such a fantastic and innovative approach being pioneered here in Newry. The Low Carbon City Group's work to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy includes important work on an energy audit and carbon mapping carried out with help from DEL under the Innovation Fund.
"The many impressive steps taken by the group will place Newry as an exemplar city on the world stage for sustainable practice. They have drawn inspiration from the significant progress made on a cross-border basis between Newry and Mourne Council and Louth Council. They have benefited particularly from being observers in the EU CONCERTO programme with Dundalk, Mödling in Austria and Neuchatel in Switzerland.
'It is essential to continue this excellent cross-border and wider international work, sharing best practice and promoting efforts to achieve a sustainable low-carbon future'