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Stop Climate Chaos-Climate Bill 2013

Mass Lobby on Climate Change.

25th September 2012: CEOs of Stop Climate Chaos member organisations write to the Taoiseach about forthcoming heads of a climate Bill

CEOs of the member organisations of the Stop Climate Chaos coalition wrote to Taoiseach Enda Kenny to request a meeting with the Cabinet Committee on Climate Change and the Green Economy ahead of the publication of the forthcoming heads of a climate Bill. The letter can be downloaded below.

On June 2nd 2010 Just Forests was one of the member groups of the Stop Climate Chaos coalition who took part in a Mass Lobby on climate change. Constituents from all over the country came to Buswells Hotel, across from the Dail, to meet with their TDs. We were asking TDs to commit to supporting a strong climate law in the Dail, when the Bill comes before them this Autumn.

Over 70 TDs signed the climate commitment in Buswells on the day, and several more have signed since then-bring the total to 85 as of 13th October 2010. The climate commitment asked TDs to support our asks of:

- supporting the passing of a strong law that achieves targets by making real reductions in our carbon emissions and not by buying 'carbon offset credits',

- ensuring the independent, advisory climate change committee that is planned as part of the Bill, publishes its reports publicly,

- and, to ensure that Ireland's financial contribution to addressing climate change is separate from and additional to the overseas development aid (ODA) budget.

The members of Stop Climate Chaos are: Action Aid, Afri, Birdwatch Ireland, Christian Aid, Climate Action Ireland Platform, Comhlmh, Concern, Cultivate, Dublin Friends of Earth, Eco Congregation Ireland, ECO UNESCO, Feasta, Friends of the Earth, Gorta, Just Forests, Kimmage Development Studies Centre, Latin America Solidarity Centre, Methodist Church of Ireland- Council of Social Responsibility, Mountmellick Environmental Group (MEG), National Youth Council Ireland, Oxfam Ireland, Presentation Ireland, Students Against Climate Change, Sustain West Cork, An Taisce, Trocaire, VITA, V.O.I.C.E.

Visit the Stop Climate Chaos website for more information

Letter to Cabinet Committee Members on Climate Change
application/pdfscc_ceo_letter_to_cabinet_committee_on_climate_change.pdf (621.4 KB)
Tuesday 30th April 2013: Just Forests Submission -Climate Bill 2013
application/pdfClimate Bill 2013 Submission.pdf (2.8 MB)
Friday 3 May, 2013: Letter of acknowledgement
application/pdfletter re Climate Bill.pdf (202.45 KB)
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