Naughten says action needed now on climate change

The Environment Minister’s warning that if we don’t take the right climate change action now, the next generation will suffer.

Speaking last night at Trinity College Dublin, Denis Naughten said our actions today can have a direct impact tomorrow and the day after.

He says it’s worrying that a third of people in the US don’t accept that human-induced climate change is happening – but he believes Irish people are ready for change.

Environmental campaigners have been welcoming the Minister’s recent approach to climate change.

Stop Climate Chaos is a civil society set up to campaign for Ireland to do its fair share in tackling the problem.

It says Denis Naughten’s latest comments on how the country approaches that challenge is an important step forward.

Friends of the Earth Director Oisín Coghlan believes there’s been a fundamental shift in attitude: