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Climate change failure is ‘simply not an option’ – Taoiseach

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that failure is “simply not an option” on the nations climate action.

His comments come as the Government published the Climate Action Plan 2021, which promises to deliver a cleaner greener, economy and society to protect Ireland from the “devastating consequences of climate change”.


The plan states that the public sector will lead by reducing emissions by 51% by 2030 and mandating public sector workers to move to 20% remote working.

The Taoiseach said the time to step up is now, saying “we all must have the collective courage to do so”.

“As I said in Glasgow, the scale of the challenge is unprecedented, but it is not too late to act,” Martin said.


“It is now crystal clear that we need to dramatically reduce the amount of greenhouse gases we are putting into the atmosphere, to have hope of limiting temperature rise to 1.5C, keep our ecosystems functioning and ensure that our planet is safe and liveable for generations to come.”

He went on to say that effects from climate change would have a massive negative economic impact on Ireland.

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


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