Tackling Peak Oil, Climate Change and Economic Breakdown
Trocaire Campaign on Climate Change
The Republic of Ireland Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan has committed to bring forward draft climate legislation before the end of the year. This is thanks to you and your fellow campaigners who took our climate change e-actions. Now Minister Hogan wants to hear your views in an online survey called The Public Consultation on Climate Change Policy.
There has never been a more important time to raise our voices in support of strong climate legislation for Ireland. Failure to speak now could mean that vested interests are listened to over concerned citizens. It is vitally important that as many of you as possible have your say before the survey closes at the end of April.
There are two things you can do to have your say on Ireland's climate law.
1. Take the online survey (10 mins)
This is the most direct opportunity you will have to tell the Government what you think about climate legislation. The full survey is long and technical in places. To speed things up we have created a survey guide which will guide you through 15 key questions we suggest you answer. (NB: even partially completed surveys count!)
2. Take our e-action (1 min)
By taking our e-action you will tell Minister Hogan that a strong Climate Bill for Ireland must include the following:
targets that are met domestically without buying offsets overseas.
legally-binding 5-year targets in the form of carbon budgets, to put Ireland on the path to reduce our emissions by at least 80% by 2050.
an independent expert advisory body to advise Government, with the power to publish its own reports.
This consultation is one of the most important steps towards Ireland living up to its climate responsibilities. We must do our fair share as a country; for our own people and for people living in developing countries. To ensure we get a strong climate law the government must hear from all of us, including you.
Joanne McGarry - Trócaire Campaigns Team
25 April 2012
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