Ireland’s parliament has become the second after Britain’s to declare a climate emergency, a decision hailed by the Swedish teenage environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg as “great news”. An amendment to a parliamentary report declaring a climate emergency and calling on the parliament “to examine how [the Irish government] can improve its response to the issue of biodiversity loss” was accepted without a vote late on Thursday. The Irish Green party leader, Eamon Ryan, who moved the amendment, called the decision “historic”. Thunberg, the 16-year-old activist who has spearheaded protests across Europe and is becoming one of the most passionate voices of the green movement, urged more nations to follow suit. “Great news from Ireland!! Who is next?” she tweeted.
Guardian 10th May 2019 read more »
Students at Irish schools are being let down by the country’s education system, say lawmakers demanding full climate change literacy.
Climate News Network 10th May 2019 read more »