Climate campaigners to release "end of term" Report on Government's climate plan
July 9 2019, 07:04am
Buswells Hotel, Board Room, 1pm Tuesday 9 July 2019
The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition  and the Environmental Pillar  have now carried out a detailed assessment of the Government's Climate Action Plan. Tomorrow (Tuesday) the two coalitions will launch a 20-page "end-of-term" Report on the Government: Will the new Climate Action Plan deliver the revolution the Minister promised?
There will be Briefing in Buswells Hotel Board Room at 1pm tomorrow Tuesday 9th July followed by a Q&A with our expert panel:
- Catherine Devitt, Head of Policy for Stop Climate Chaos and lead author of the Report
- Karen Ciesielski, Coordinator of the Environmental Pillar
- Cliona Sharkey, Policy Advisor, Trócaire
- Prof Barry McMullin, An Taisce Climate Change Committee
- Oonagh Duggan, Head of Policy, Birdwatch Ireland
- Kevin O'Farrell, Cyclist.ie
- Oisín Coghlan, Director, Friends of the Earth.
We will have some printed copies of the Report available at the Briefing, after which the Report will be available online.
The Briefing will also address the implications of the Government's refusal last week of a money message for the Climate Emergency Measures Bill.
- Stop Climate Chaos is a coalition of 33 civil society organisations campaigning to ensure Ireland does its fair share to tackle climate change. It was launched in 2007 and is the largest network of organisations campaigning for action on climate change in Ireland. Its membership includes overseas aid and development, environmental, youth, community and faith-based organisations. See: www.stopclimatechaos.ie
- The Environmental Pillar is made up of national environmental non-governmental organisations that work together to represent the views of the Irish environmental sector. The Environmental Pillar creates and promotes policies that advance sustainable development and acts as an advocacy coalition promoting sustainable solutions in areas such as climate change, biodiversity, tree-cover, resource efficiency, transport, planning and water. See: https://environmentalpillar.ie /