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G8 Summit must make Environment a priority

6 July, 2005

Sinn Féin Environment Spokesperson, North Antrim MLA Philip McGuigan speaking as the G8 summit gets underway has said that 'It is imperative that the G8 leaders take responsible, effective and sustainable decisions in relations to our environment at the Edinburgh summit'.

Mr McGuigan said:

"The developed world has a huge onus to make and implement policies hat offer long term protection against global warming. Governments across the globe must take CO2 emissions seriously.

"We cannot allow our environment and our future to be dictated by a few large industrialists who are determined to put profit before anything else.

"Existing international treaties must be implemented by all. On this island an all-Ireland approach is needed to develop and sustain best environment practise." ENDS

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