Enda Kenny joins Obama, Cameron and scores of other leaders at climate-change summit

The Taoiseach is one of 120 international leaders heading to New York for a UN summit on climate change.

Enda Kenny joins Obama, Cameron and scores of other leaders at climate-change summit

The Taoiseach is one of 120 international leaders heading to New York for a UN summit on climate change.

Enda Kenny is expected to emphasise Ireland's commitment to playing its part in tackling the issue.

A proposal to charge the worst offending companies and countries is expected to dominate the event's agenda at the summit convened by United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon with the intention of restoring momentum to the international battle against climate change.

Research from the World Bank shows more than 70 governments support the idea.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says he hopes world leaders can agree to changes.

Environmentalists have staged street demonstrations in Manhattan, as well as cities around the globe including London, in the run-up to the Climate Summit to put pressure on world leaders to sign up to an ambitious deal in Paris in 2015.

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