Environmental Groups Call on Taoiseach to Attend Rio Sustainability Conference
Environmental groups have today welcomed Phil Hogan's attendance at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development and called on the Taoiseach to join him in Brazil.
"This is the most important global event in the last decade, and its success is essential if we are to increase human well-being..."
"In is vitally important that senior politicians are there to hear the uncomfortable truth that the world remains on an unsustainable track despite hundreds of internationally agreed goals and objectives", said Michael Ewing of the Environmental Pillar. "Enda Kenny's attendance at this conference would signal Ireland's commitment to sustainable development and to the development ideas on how to create jobs in an environmentally and socially sustainable green economy."
"Ireland has a great tradition in engaging with the UN, and this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Ireland to support the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. This is the most important global event in the last decade, and its success is essential if we are to increase human well-being based on sustainable resource use and protection of the living systems that are essential to humanity", he added.