Climate Action and Environment & Natural Heritage


This Linkage Group provides a space for Cork City PPN Members to discuss and develop policy and position papers about the interrelated topics of Environment, Water and Amenity. This Linkage Group covers one Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) at Cork City Council level. This Linkage Group meets 4 times a year, but you may have opportunities to work in smaller groups and share your work with the wider Linkage Group and Plenary itself.

There is a sample of themes that the related SPC covers. You do not need to be knowledgeable in all these areas to participate. You can focus on areas that interest you, or you may use the Linkage Group to grow in knowledge and develop your capacity in this area.

If you would like to attend the next Linkage Group, please fill in the form at the end of the page.


Lisa Petersheim


Community & Voluntary

Linkage Group Facilitator

Aurélie Mpaka

Couchsurfing BeWelcome

Community & Voluntary

Linkage Group Facilitator

Niamh Guiry

UCC Green Campus Committee


Environment, Water & Amenity Strategic Policy Committee


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Adopted Strategic Policy Committee Scheme



Cork City PPN Wellbeing Statement



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