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Crunch time for climate action

While the government took steps in 2019 to address the climate emergency, it remains to be seen whether they are enough to turn us from laggard to leader at this crucial time for the future of the planet

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
29th December, 2019
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Climate activists took to the streets in October. Picture: Sam Boal/RollingNews

When ‘climate emergency’ was named word(s) of 2019 by the Oxford Dictionary last month, it summed up what has been an extraordinary year for a burning political issue.

Following unprecedented global protests, governments around the world reached a political tipping point. Many recognised that their electorates, buoyed by a new and angry generation of voters, were going to start holding them accountable for their actions – or lack thereof – on climate change.

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