At a Meath County Council meeting on the 10th of May, Caroline Corrigan, Climate Action & SDG officer at Meath County Council revealed that the Town of Trim is one of 19 cities/towns chosen for a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) EU project, run by Urbact and that it will be chosen as a decarbonisation zone.

Urbact helps cities to develop pragmatic solutions that are new and sustainable and that integrate economic, social and environmental urban topics.

Corrigan stated that this is a “great opportunity to showcase County Meath and show what Meath has to offer”. She expressed that “there is a need to set up an integrated access plan, a need to create awareness about SDGs and that this is an opportunity for us to be leaders with SDG goals”.

She maintained that while Trim has been chosen, this is a “county wide project”. She called on the council to show strong leadership, on climate and SDGs and to put their “county jerseys on and support the project”.

The project did receive a lot of support at the meeting. Trim based, Cllr Ronan Moore (Social Democrats), said that this is something to be “really applauded” and thanked Caroline and her team.

On the 19th of April, he posted on Facebook that “it is a great honour to be the only Irish town or city in this EU Urbact project which focusses on driving change for better cities”.

Kells based, Cllr Sarah Reilly (Fine Gael) mentioned that the “volume of work is tremendous” and that there is “so much to do” and that we must “encourage everyone to get involved”.