Youth Assembly of 2019

McTell

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A nice stalinesque touch here by Rte, paid for by your licence fee. They are "representing all 26 counties".

Of course we would like them to say that cars are needed, the bigger the safer. That a job managing 5 branches of mcdonalds would be mega. That a year spent travelling the world would expand their minds.

But no, they are to discuss Climate Change in an attempt to guilt trip the rest of us. The dialog will be scripted.

It won't work, but it is a good sign of how thick Rte thinks we are.
 


McTell

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That was quick... they meet, discuss a complicated subject, and have 10 ideas for the minister in jig time....


The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment has been presented with the 10 recommendations of the country's first Youth Assembly on climate change, which took place in the Dáil today.
Delegates Salim Kajani from Co Dublin and Saoi O'Connor from Co Cork presented the recommendations to the minister after the day of debate discussion about what Ireland needs to do to tackle environmental issues.
More than 150 young people from all 26 counties gathered for the event in the Dáil. Once the debate concluded, they announced thei
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recommendations on climate change.


RECOMMENDATIONS
  1. From your corner store to your super market, we call on the house to incentivise and obligate the installation of glass doors on open refrigerators
  2. For Ireland to ban the importation of fracked gas and invest solely in renewables.
  3. Implementing measures that will allow that Irish goods be both eco- sustainable and affordable in todays' Irish Market.
  4. Implement a tiered Tax on Emissions from large companies including those under capital ETS. This tax must be increased every year while threshold decreases, shifting the burden from individuals to corporations.
  5. Investment in industrial hemp processing facilities to provide a viable, sustainable and alternative land use for farmers as well as employment in rural Ireland.
  6. A labelling and pricing system showing the climate impact of food products based on criteria such as impact of packaging and distance travelled.
  7. Ireland to outlaw acts of ecocide – being the widespread and systematic loss of ecosystems, including climate and cultural damage.
  8. Protect existing forests and make compulsory that at least 10% of all land owned for agricultural uses is dedicated to forestry.
  9. A targeted nationwide Information campaign to educate the population about the climate crisis regarding the causes, the effects and the solutions.
  10. Mandatory "Sustainability" education from primary level to the workplace including a new compulsory Junior Cycle & optional Leaving Certificate subject.
 


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