The climate crisis is no longer a looming threat – it’s here and it’s happening now, Alliance Environment spokesperson John Blair MLA has said.
Mr Blair was speaking in the Assembly chamber, ahead of his attendance at COP26 in Glasgow. A summit to bring together political figures from across the globe to discuss actions to tackle the climate emergency.
“Northern Ireland needs to play its part in relation to these global challenges and we must act – not because it’s convenient, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s our only option,” he said.
As world leaders gather and begin those negotiations at COP26 in Glasgow, it is important that we remember the solutions to the climate crisis are in front of us and the answer is clear – a Green New Deal.”