Climate Change: Ireland needs to step up
Ireland has signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in New York. The Agreement aims to restrict increases in global temperatures.
Climate change is the biggest threat humanity is facing. While world leaders are finally getting their act together to tackle this threat, Fine Gael wants Ireland to get special treatment and be let off the hook on meeting targets on reducing emissions. They’ve chosen to side with powerful business interests in the farming and agriculture sector instead of being a leader that wants to protect people and the planet.
Ireland is the 8th highest polluter amongst developed countries – higher than China or India. In Europe we are the 4th highest polluter.  That’s why we need as many of us as possible to speak out now.
Uplift teamed up with Friends of the Earth and Trócaire to make sure that Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael is left in no doubt that he doesn’t speak for hundreds of thousands of Irish people when he says climate change is not a priority.
Can you add your name to this petition calling on Enda Kenny to set ambitious targets to reduce dangerous carbon emissions?
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