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‘Action needed to tackle climate change’ - Boylan

8 October, 2018 - by Cathal Boylan

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has called for immediate action to tackle environmental damage caused by climate change.

Commenting on the recent UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, the party’s Energy, Environment and Climate Change spokesperson said:

“Swift action must be taken to ensure no more damage continues to be caused to our environment and this must include climate legislation with binding sectoral targets north and south.  

“It is crucial that we introduce decisive measures to prevent global temperatures increasing. 

“Urgent action must be taken both worldwide and within our own energy sector, in how we manage our land, and in the transition of transportation. 

“We need a diverse and indigenous energy mix through renewable energy sources such as biogas, solar power and offshore wind. 

“Sinn Féin laid out a possible energy mix in the 'Powering Ireland 2030' document including an electricity mix of 80% renewable energy by 2030. How we produce our electricity will also determine much of the changes needed in domestic heat and transport.”

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