Ireland’s Prime Minister had said that the fight against climate change requires common policies and cross-border investment.
“significant and common concern”Micheál Martin
Micheál Martin said there was no greater and shared need than to deal with the generational climate change challenge for Northern Ireland and the Republic.
The Sinn Fein deputy leader was attending a climate change conference in Belfast with Northern Irish leaders Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill that included all the islands.
Micheál Martin will be at an event in Belfast where business leaders are debating how to reduce carbon emissions and tackle the global challenge.
Mr Martin said that the Irish Government has injected a financial injection of EUR one billion into the common island funds linked to joint North-South projects.
Northern Ireland’s First Minister Givan said “obvious changes” have occurred over the last few decades.
Only the proper workings of the Executive in Northern Ireland can address the challenges of climate change and economic recovery for and from the people of Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill also met with Mr Martin to talk about Brexit.
Pleased to address the #LetsPowerChangeTogether climate action event in Belfast today.
The impact of climate change will be felt by every individual, household, business and community on this island… pic.twitter.com/GbTMVgXSUT
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) October 8, 2021
"There is no more significant common concern on this island than meeting the climate challenge."
— SSE Ireland (@SSEIreland) October 8, 2021