Plan for climate law gets warm welcome

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The Irish Times

Frank McDonald, Environment Editor

STOP CLIMATE Chaos, a coalition of 27 organisations campaigning to stop runaway global warming, has welcomed the Government's decision to draft a Climate Change Bill.

"A robust climate law will be an important signal that Ireland is willing to play its part in tackling climate change before December's climate talks [in Copenhagen]," a spokesman said.

Friends of the Earth (FoE) Irish director Oisín Coghlan described the move, reported in The Irish Times yesterday, as "a landmark for Irish climate change policy and a significant achievement for the Greens in government", saying it would "hardwire" action and accountability on climate change into the political system.

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