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Stanley hosting climate change briefing in Leinster House today

20 February, 2013 - by Brian Stanley TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Environment, Community and Local Government Brian Stanley TD is hosting a presentation on climate change in Leinster House today.

Speaking from Leinster House today Deputy Stanley said;

“The aim of the meeting is to inform TDs, Senators and staff of the importance of supporting the climate change bill we introduced last month. Our bill is comprehensive. It contains targets in line with our international obligations, carbon budgets, accountability by An Taoiseach and the establishment of the Climate Change Commission. This will be independent of government and will prepare an assessment of the potential impact on the state of climate change and it will review on an annual basis the progress made. It will advise An Taoiseach on steps to be taken to meet agreed targets.”

Speakers making presentations at today's Climate Change presentation:

Robin Hanan, Director European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland. Effects of climate change on low income families and their communities.

Ciara Kirrane, Environmental Justice Policy Officer, Trocaire. Global effects of climate change on the world's poorest communities.

Molly Walshe, Policy & Campaigns, Friends of the Earth. What should the Climate Change Bill look like?

The presentation will take place today, Wednesday, February 20th 1-2pm AV Room in Leinster House.

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