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de Brun demands publication of Climate Change Bill at Cancun summit

9 December, 2010 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Speaking as Minister of State Ciaran Cuffe addressed the UN climate talks in Cancun today Bairbre de Brun MEP stressed the need for action in Ireland and for the publication of a Climate Bill.

Ms de Brun said:

“I agree when Minister Ciaran Cuffe says that our future development must be socially, economically and environmentally sustainable, when he says that we must look beyond the relentless pursuit of economic growth, and when he says that we must take strong and urgent action.

“So it is all the more disappointing that he did not announce that a Climate Bill has now been published.

“We need to match strong words in Cancun with strong action at home.

“We have heard many promises that a Climate Bill will be published. As with so much else in Cancun, people want actions and decisions not more promises with somewhat vague deadlines.

“It is time to publish the Climate Bill now.” ENDS

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