Public Policy Bulletin, 27 September 2019

Sep 27, 2019

In this week’s bulletin, read about the Taoiseach’s address at the UN Climate Action Summit.

Taoiseach calls for “a new climate of action and opportunity” at UN Climate Action Summit

Earlier this week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar travelled to New York to address the UN Climate Action Summit where he announced Ireland’s plan and commitment to a greener future. He also called for ban on single use plastics, ending oil explorations, increase in carbon tax and the ring fencing of all new revenue raised from it to fund new climate action and just transition.

President Michael D Higgins also supported the Taoiseach’s address by highlighting the importance of immediate action on climate change, and made Ireland’s case for a seat on the UN Security Council.


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