Following commitments by the Tánaiste and Secretary General to ‘green the Foreign Ministry’,the Embassy decided to attempt to lead by example and provide learning for the Mission teamon practical steps to implement this commitment. The “Greening the Mission” initiative wasguided by an annual action plan that was formulated through a series of sessions involving allstaff. A core “Green Team” composed of volunteers then led on implementation and follow-up.
The Action Plan for November 2019 – Dec 2020 (Annex A) focused on optimising staff, facilities and systems, as well as raising the Green profile of the Embassy through our publicdiplomacy and communication. A summary of progress made in 2020 is set out in this Report