IPCC report brings the need for action on climate change into sharp focus - O’Sullivan

Published on: 02 March 2022

Following the publication of the IPCC report on the impacts of Climate Change today, Fianna Fáil TD and spokesperson on Climate Action, Christopher O'Sullivan, has said that the report brings the need for action into sharp focus. 


Deputy O’Sullivan said, “We are close to an irreversible tipping point for a large scale wipeout of many of our most stunning creatures. If this isn’t motivation enough to get our act together the IPCC report also highlights the toll climate change will have on humanity.


“The previous IPCC report which was published a couple of months ago was famously described as a code red for humanity. What’s really startling about this report is that it is even more serious. It outlines even more dire consequences for humanity but also for the natural world and biodiversity. Crucially, the report brings the need for action into sharp focus. 


“What we need to do from an Irish perspective now that we have the Climate Action legislation, have published the Climate Action Plan and are discussing Climate Action budgets, is that we need rapid and meaningful action to reduce emissions and in particular protect and save the natural environments and habits. For that reason, the upcoming National Biodiversity Action plan is hugely important.”