Image: Twitter, Eamon Ryan
Following the release this week of a summary of a 1,500 page UN report detailing how humans are accelerating the extinction of up to one million plant and animal species, the Green Party in Ireland have successfully passed an amendment to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency in government. Ireland is the second country to do this, following the UK. Changing words is relatively easy in this case, the action required will not be easy but is essential.
Now we've declared a climate and biodiversity emergency it's time to act.
We must stop issuing oil & gas exploration licenses and the extraction of peat.
We need new transport and land use plans.
We build a circular economy which avoids single use plastics. #ClimateEmergency pic.twitter.com/sfOUK5YAzV
— Eamon Ryan (@EamonRyan) May 10, 2019