Kerry in throes of climate emergency

Cllr Toireasa Ferris: Urgency needed

KERRY County Council is to be told it must listen to young people who have warned about the “deadly urgency” to act on the threat posed by climate change.

The matter is to be raised by Cllr Toireasa Ferris who will tell a council meeting on Monday that she wants the local authority to acknowledge and support the recent climate strikes driven by the young people and families around the country.

She said it is necessary for the council to listen and understand their demand that all stakeholders and representatives act immediately to ensure young people have a future in Kerry, in Ireland and on planet Earth.

Cllr Ferris will ask Kerry County Council to agree that the evidence of emergency is overwhelming from the IPCC on Climate and from WWF LPR on bodiversity.

She said the council has to follow the example set by leading proactive cities and regions by immediately implementing a climate and biodiversity action plan and declare a climate and biodiversity emergency for Kerry.

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