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The campaign coordinator with Stop Climate Chaos shares her policy and personal changes for a greener world

Sadhbh O'Neill at Waterford Quay: ‘It is now quite clear that the government has a duty to specify exactly how climate targets will be reached’. Picture: Patrick Browne

As a climate activist, Sadhbh O’Neill has become adept at using a variety of forums to push for greater climate action.

While these have generally included more traditional avenues such as the media, political lobbying and academic research, she was also intimately involved in a landmark use of the Irish courts by Friends of the Irish Environment to challenge the government’s inadequate 2015 National Mitigation Plan.

“We used campaigning tools to get people to sign ...