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de Brún to give evidence to Assembly Climate Change Inquiry

10 June, 2009 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Fein MEP Bairbre de Brún will give evidence tomorrow, Thursday 11th June, to the Climate Change Inquiry being carried out by the Assembly Environment Committee.
Ms de Brún has been a member of the European Parliament Temporary Committee on Climate Change, and was part of the delegation to the UN Climate Change talks in Poznan, Poland earlier this year.  She has also been a member of the European Parliament Environment Committee.
Speaking today the newly re-elected MEP said:
"Climate change represents one of the most serious issues facing us. We need to develop a joined up approach and to put the green economy at the heart of economic development.
"I am looking forward to discussing this important issue with the Assembly Environment Committee tomorrow.   I want to strengthen the relationship between our local institutions and the European institutions so that we can maximise the opportunities here locally.
"I believe the Executive and the Irish Government can put renewable energy production at the heart of all-Ireland economic planning and become world leaders in renewable energy production.
"Energy efficiency measures can also help tackle climate change as well as tackling fuel poverty and providing much-needed jobs in the construction industry." ENDS

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