January 23, 2021
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How Green is my tally? Wicklow organisations join climate change campaign to put pressure on politicians ahead of election

Two Wicklow organisations have joined a new join new national climate action campaign calling for faster and fairer climate action ahead of the election.

Wicklow Planning Alliance and Birdwatch Ireland are among the bodies joining One Future which also includes Concern Worldwide, Christian Aid, The Union of Students in Ireland and Oxfam.

The campaign is highlighting climate as a central priority for voters in Wicklow in the upcoming election, and enables voters to challenge election candidates on the doorstep about their climate action plans.

The current Government plan is to reduce climate pollution by just 2% a year, even though the United Nations says the global average reduction in emissions must be 7.6%, each year, from now until 2030 to avoid climate catastrophe.

One Future will be providing colourful ‘Ask Cards’ and canvass equipment to people in Wicklow which can handed to candidates with key policy asks, and window stickers to tell canvassers they support faster and fairer climate action, all of which are available to order for free from www.onefuture.ie.

The campaign will also be supporting people who want to go door-to-door to distribute campaign materials and encourage their neighbours to raise climate issues with candidates who call to their home.

Speaking about the new campaign, Oisin Coghlan, a spokesperson for One Future said: “One Future is a people’s campaign to turn the tables on election candidates. We want to empower people in Wicklow, and across Ireland, to challenge politicians to commit to faster and fairer climate action”

The campaign is continuously growing and is calling on organisations and individuals from across Wicklow, to get in touch via www.onefuture.ie.

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