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Matthews Calls on Wicklow Residents to Participate in Climate Conversation 2023

Green TD Steven Matthews is encouraging people across County Wicklow to get involved in the Climate Conversation 2023 and have their say on how Ireland can reduce its carbon emissions and meet its legally-binding climate targets. The Climate Conversation is an online questionnaire which seeks to engage the views of citizens on the issue of climate change and how we can secure a sustainable future. It was launched by Matthews’ Green Party colleague Minister Eamon Ryan.

“The Climate Conversation is an important initiative that invites people across society to give their views on a wide range of issues related to Ireland’s response to the climate crisis. Participants are encouraged to consider how actions across a number of areas can contribute to the state’s targets to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and reach net-zero emissions by 2050. The responses to the Climate Conversation 2023 will inform the development of the 2024 Climate Action Plan.

“I would encourage everyone in Wicklow to get involved with this process and make sure their voices are heard. We need to hear from as many people as possible across all ages and from both urban and rural areas. The urgency of addressing climate change cannot be underestimated. This is a critical time in our efforts to reduce carbon emissions and prevent average global temperature increases from exceeding 1.5°C. The Climate Conversation offers citizens a valuable opportunity to influence the government’s policies in this area and advocate for reductions in carbon emissions across all sectors.

“The Green Party is leading on climate action in Ireland. We have introduced the state’s first legally-binding targets to reduce carbon emissions, secured a six-fold increase in the budget for sustainable travel infrastructure and launched the largest home insulation and retrofit scheme ever offered in the State. We will continue to implement our Climate Action Plan and work towards a Just Transition where no one is left behind”, Deputy Matthews concluded.

The deadline for submissions to the Climate Conversation is 8 September 2023. More information can be found on the website of the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.



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