Monday February 24, 2020

Climate change action 'a marathon and not a sprint'

Coastal flooding, unsustainable greenhouse gas emissions and the stalled national broadband plan are just some of the issues facing Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

7th January, 2018
Denis Naughten: ‘[In relation to climate change], there is no point in trying to kick the can down the road for another five or six years’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Just before the Dáil went on its Christmas break, Denis Naughten supplied an official update on the state of the nation’s readiness to deal with climate change.

The transition statement contained a warning that climate change would lead to more intense storms and rainfall events, an increased likelihood of coastal flooding and a rise in sea levels.

As the Minister for Climate Action, Naughten was confronted with the reality of that...

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