Downturn offers chance to boost sustainability: An Taisce

The president of An Taisce has said the current economic downturn has offered Ireland a chance to rebuild its economy and society in a more sustainable way.

Professor John Sweeney was speaking ahead of a five-day international conference of national trusts which is due to get underway in Dublin today.

More than 300 delegates will contribute to a declaration which will be presented ahead of a UN meeting on climate change in December.

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