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Thursday, 28 November 2019 - Strasbourg Provisional edition

Climate and environmental emergency (RC-B9-0209/2019, B9-0209/2019, B9-0211/2019, B9-0212/2019, B9-0215/2019, B9-0216/2019, B9-0218/2019, B9-0220/2019)

  Billy Kelleher (Renew). – Madam President, I supported this motion, and it was, I think, an important debate that we had in the last number of weeks on this particular issue.

The fact of the matter is we can no longer deny the science. The science is there – it’s very evident. There is global warming. It has been identified because of the amount of carbon emissions, fossil-fuel burning and how we just exploit our planet, which are the real reasons why we have this emergency.

And we have to take, from time to time, the advice of younger generations. There are thousands of people in Ireland on every Friday – young students protesting, highlighting the deficiencies of effort on behalf of politicians and political leaders across the globe.

It is time for us now to accept that we have an emergency and accepting that to respond with an emergency in terms of developing policies that will immediately impact on saving the planet, saving the environment, saving the biodiversity and saving our oceans.

It has gone beyond whether or not it is an urgency or an emergency. It is very evident. It is what it is, and we must act now with policies that will address it.

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