Unless #GE2020 candidates prioritise our natural world, the future outlook for our precious wildlife is bleak. Let’s all make sure that biodiversity and climate change remains a key topic of discussion on the campaign trail.
In our manifesto, we identify 10 critical areas for reform that will help lead to a strong Green New Deal for Ireland to ensure a Just Transition for our natural world and the Irish people into the new dawn of a zero-carbon world.
Our 10 point blueprint for all parties and candidates to follow are:
- Increased funding through the carbon tax to support a Green New Deal for Ireland
- Increased support for agencies and NGOs working to protect our natural world
- Creation of a unified biodiversity and climate Department under one cabinet Minister
- Commitment to support marine and freshwater biodiversity
- Transform to a low-carbon public, active and vehicle-sharing transport model
- Kick-start a circular economy revolution in line with the European Green Deal
- Reform farming and forestry for close to nature management systems, biodiversity restoration and permanent native woodland creation
- Get tough on construction industry impact on the natural world
- Ensure wide access to justice right on environmental matters
- Ensure that our borderless biodiversity on the island of Ireland is Brexit-proofed
All ten concepts are fleshed out in our manifesto available here: https://tinyurl.com/t5amxby
When candidates come knocking, make sure to let them know that #IVoteNature & want a representative who will help turn the tide on the biodiversity and climate crisis with our election posters. Link to Posters: https://tinyurl.com/qp22akp
Questions for Candidates
Stop Climate Chaos has prepared a set of key questions to ask candidates and political parties during the election campaign.
They can be downloaded as a PDF here.
One Future Campaign
The Pillar is also delighted to support the One Future campaign calling for faster and fairer climate action that launched earlier this week. The campaign is encouraging people to challenge election candidates on the doorstep about their climate and biodiversity action plans.