Chambers Ireland, the voice of business throughout Ireland, has welcomed the today’s address by An Taoiseach Micheál Martin to the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference.
The increase in funding for Climate Action projects in the developing world which he has announced is an important step forward.
Speaking this afternoon, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said
“The challenge of reducing our carbon emissions to less than half of our 2018 levels will be a significant challenge and will see huge changes in our society and our economy.
“Our offshore resources are abundant. Our seas can supply our island with at least ten times the electricity that we consume today and more than double the total amount of energy that we consume across all sources. With technological innovation achieving even higher efficiencies, renewables could be supplying Ireland with as much clean electricity as France produces today.
“With the right regulatory and legislative framework, Ireland will play a major role in Europe’s climate action plans, while also making the improvement of the global environment the business of Ireland.”