Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2255)

Michael Moynihan

Question:

2255. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on the enormous environmental damage being done to the rainforests in Brazil; his further views on whether the stark difference between these actions and the steps being taken in Europe to combat climate change; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33240/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Addressing the related challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and deforestation requires effective multilateral cooperation at the international level. In relation to climate change, Ireland's engagement with its EU and international partners takes place through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement. Ireland is committed to promoting sustainable environmental practices and increased climate ambition through these processes, and engages in negotiations through its membership of the European Union. Together with its EU partners, Ireland looks forward to continued positive engagement and ambitious climate action by all Parties to the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement. Ireland will continue to use the opportunity presented through these, as well as other relevant fora, to highlight the importance of combatting climate change and promoting opportunities for sustainable economic development.

Question No. 2256 answered with Question No. 2246.
Question No. 2257 answered with Question No. 2182.