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Lynn Boylan MEP meets Young Friends of the Earth Ireland to discuss Climate Change

9 December, 2014 - by Senator Lynn Boylan

Dublin Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has today met with the Young Friends of the Earth group from Ireland in Brussels.

Speaking this afternoon after the meeting Ms Boylan said:

“I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet some young and enthusiastic climate change activists from Ireland. We had a lively discussion about many issues including the UN Climate Change negotiations which are currently on-going in Lima in Peru and the need for European governments, especially the Irish government, to ramp up their climate ambition.

Developed regions such as Europe must take the lead on this issue.  As the global poor suffer from a climate crisis not of their doing, I regret that to date the European Commission has not adopted a more ambitious position.

Also framing our discussion was the urgent need to bring home the reality of the impact of climate change both at home and on a global level. We agreed that it was essential to continue to reach out to wider sections of society and to engage with all stakeholders on how climate change affects the developing world.

I was happy to discuss such an important issue with such an empowered group of young people who add their voices to climate activism on a daily basis and I would like to thank them for bringing their message to MEPs here today.”

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