Issues like adverse weather events and the threat of flooding are among the items being considered for the Climate Action Plan being drawn up by Leitrim County Council at present.
All local authorities must have individual Climate Action plans prepared before the end of February next year and Leitrim Council is encouraging members of the public to make submissions about it.
The plan is to strengthen the alignment between national climate policy and local circumstances to help in the delivery of plans for each county.
Submissions can be made to Leitrim County Council online or by post until the 19th of this month.
Marie Mulligan, Senior Executive Engineer with Leitrim council says things like heavy rainfall events and flooding from the Shannon will form part of the plans for the county in the future.
"We know these things are going to happen and we know that they're going to get worse. So, what are our plans to make sure that our infrastructure is in a situation where it can deal with those negative impacts, bridges, roads, and the overhead electrical network and the drainage system? We're all well aware of the impacts that flooding has especially on the lower lying areas of Carrick-On-Shannon. We have plans in place but it's to firm up those plans and to firm them up around the county".