Creating the next Ireland

Why are the politicians not consulting Ireland’s bright young things in order to generate new ideas for the challenges of the decade ahead? The Sunday Business Post’s Think Tank gives a fresh perspective on Ireland’s issues.

21st October, 2006

Oisin Coughlan, Director of Friends of the Earth

The issues of climate change and energy are going to dominate political debate in the coming decades in the way unemployment and emigration dominated previous ones. Politicians agree that to let the world warm by more than 2 degrees Celsius would dangerously destabilise the global climate with potentially catastrophic consequences. Scientists tell us that to limit global warming to 2 degrees means cutting global climate pollution by...

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