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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.

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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.

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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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