Mary Robinson says climate report ‘heralds the end of the fossil fuel era’

We were in the press quite a bit this week! Here’s an Irish Times story.

The stark findings of the UN “1.5 degrees” report on global warming “heralds the end of the fossil fuel era”, according to climate justice campaigner Mary Robinson.

“We have entered a new reality where fossil fuel companies have lost their legitimacy and social licence to operate, and where we must embark on a just transition to protect people and their rights as we embrace unprecedented levels of climate action,” the former president said.

A spokeswoman from Climate Case Ireland, which has challenged the Government’s National Mitigation Plan in the High Court on the basis it is inadequate to meet Ireland’s national greenhouse gas reduction commitments, welcomed the report:

“Despite all of this unequivocal evidence supporting ambitious climate action, Ireland’s performance in meeting the goals of the Paris agreement and EU directives has been dismal.”