Citizens Assembly meets to discuss how to tackle climate change

The Citizens Assembly has today been discussing Ireland's transport policy in relation to climate change.

Some 100 members are sharing ideas before voting tomorrow on recommendations to submit to the Oireachtas.

The aim of the session is to find ways to make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change.

Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority, said that there are three main areas we need to look at to reduce carbon emissions.

"We need to avoid travel - reduce or avoid the need to travel," she said.

"We need to shift and shift to more environmentally friendly modes, and then improve the vehicles that we use, and improve the efficiency of the vehicle technology.

"So avoid-shift-improve is the main three areas we need to look at when we're talking about reducing carbon emissions."


Related Articles

Confronting aviation pollution: Time has come to limit air miles

Reader's Blog: Clear sky thinking on cutting emissions

Nasa detects new signs glaciers in East Antarctica are melting

Ranked 48 out of 56 on climate: Report puts us in a pariah category

More in this Section

Gardaí investigating sudden death of 65-year-old man in Meath

Government says no plans in case of post-Brexit hard border

Garda probe into alleged rape at ‘early stage’

‘Disappointment’ at claims Coombe will not be ready for abortion services


Lifestyle

Child’s love for Mary Poppins: UK children's Laureate breaks down the iconic nanny's reboot

Stepping out of the shade: Choose colour for this years festive partywear

More From The Irish Examiner