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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Action needed now to save the planet – Taoiseach

Taoiseach Micheál Martin told a meeting of his parliamentary party that the planet is in trouble and science is telling us we must act now.

He said progress from Ireland’s carbon-heavy industries to more sustainable ones needs to be much faster.


Martin said the Government must ensure effective delivery mechanisms to achieve it.

The Taoiseach said there is a need to focus on the future and protect future generations, noting that the pledge given at COP26 in Glasgow demonstrated that.

“We must engage communities from the ground up. A key focus will be on areas such as micro-generation, offshore renewables and sustainable transport. We must incentivise farmers and partner with them in the whole area of climate action,” he said.


He said the Government wants to bring communities across the country with it and have a community-based response.

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


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