Thursday 27 April 2017

Now is the time to lead, not plead Taoiseach

President Hollande meets Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the opening of the conference
President Hollande meets Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the opening of the conference
Paul Melia

Paul Melia

In a week when almost 150 heads of state gathered in Paris for the UN climate summit, Taoiseach Enda Kenny once again proved that all politics are local.

Addressing the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21), he said all countries "big and small" had to take action to address climate change, and that Ireland would play its part - as long as it didn't hamper growth in the agriculture sector.

"We don't want to see a situation where we are limited in what we can produce to find that food is being produced in other countries with inferior standards and higher emission levels," he said.

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