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COP26: World leaders must make colossal changes to protect planet for future generations

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the world must act promptly if a habitable and prosperous planet is to be left to future generations.

Martin was speaking ahead of his departure to the World’s Leaders Summit at the start of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (Cop26) in Glasgow.

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The Taoiseach said he hopes the Cop26 will see a coming together for global action.

“Climate change is already a reality in all parts of the world. If we are to leave a habitable planet to future generations we must act now,” he said.

“The challenge is big, but I have faith in the capacity of humans to work together to overcome it. Science is leading the way. Leaders must put the right policies in place, as we are doing in Ireland.”

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He went on to say he hopes the summit will see a real step forward in supporting the most vulnerable countries.

“The transition must deliver climate justice — nobody should be left behind.”

IMAGE – “Dáil Éireann – Election of Taoiseach” by House of the Oireachtas (CCBY2.0)

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