Trick or Treat! Ask for a climate Bill
As part of our work on climate change, VOICE is a member of Ireland’s Stop Climate Chaos, a coalition of NGOs working to introduce an Irish Climate Change Law. We are asking you to take 2 minutes out of your day to contact your local TD and ask for an Irish Climate Bill. Read on..
The climate crisis is the greatest challenge humanity faces. The poorest people in the world are already feeling the impacts of a crisis they played no part in creating.
Enacting a strong climate law and ensuring we meet our commitments to developing countries is the greatest thing Ireland can do to stop climate chaos. Email your TDs now to tell them you want to be proud of Ireland at the upcoming UN conference on climate change in Durban this December.
There are opportunities for Ireland if we respond smartly. We have huge potential to develop renewable energy. And, with our image as the Emerald Isle, we are well-placed to position ourselves as a hub for green enterprise and investment.
We have an interest in making ourselves more energy independent. 89% of the energy we use in Ireland comes from imported fossil fuels, more than half of that from oil. In the interests of energy security and global equity, Ireland needs to cut our use of pricey foreign oil as fast as possible and invest instead in renewable energy.
The Government has committed to passing a climate law in the Programme for Government and Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has told the Dáil that he would publish climate legislation in 2012. The law must be strong enough to ensure it is a vital part of building a sustainable and smart Irish economy.
Email your TDs now to ask Minister Hogan to send the promised climate Bill to the Environment Committee. This must be done before the UN talks on climate change in Durban this December.
Let’s stop contributing to the problem, let’s start implementing the so lutions. Email your TDs today!
Thank you for taking action.
We will be in touch soon.
Stop Climate Chaos
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