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Call for EU Action on Climate Change

11 February, 2010 - by Martina Anderson MEP


Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún called on the EU to " not use the inaction of others as an excuse to not take the necessary action to tackle climate change"

Speaking in Strasbourg following the adoption of a European Parliament resolution on the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit Ms de Brún said:

"The EU must not use the inaction of others as an excuse to not take the necessary action to tackle climate change.

"Financial support for developing countries, as pledged by the EU Member States, must be made operational as soon as possible as a key factor in building confidence towards a binding international agreement. This financial support must be new, and additional to existing aid budgets.

"An enhanced dialogue, in particular with the least developed countries is needed in order to reduce the impact and foreseeable consequences of climate change on demographics, public health, migration and the economy in those regions."

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