Friends of the Earth Q&A on Carbon Pricing

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Tuesday, September 23rd | 6pm | Cultivate | Admission: by voluntary donation

Panel includes:  Richard Bruton, T.D. (Finance Spokesperson, Fine Gael), Joan Burton, T.D. (Finance Spokesperson, Labour), Senator Dan Boyle (Finance Spokesperson, Green Party), Sean Fleming, T.D. (Chairman Oireachtas Joint Committee on Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Fianna Fail)

Chair: Harry Mc Gee, Irish Times

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions are rising, not falling. Should we put a price on carbon now?

A tax on carbon is dioxide emissions is in the Programme for Government, but will we see one in the Budget in a few weeks' time?  If not, why not?

Do the Opposition parties propose to introduce one?  If not, why did they sign the Stop Climate Chaos Call to Action on climate change?

Is there any semblance of all-Party agreement on action to halt and reverse our greenhouse gas emissions?

Does any party want to go instead with a Cap and Share system, by which everyone in the State would have a carbon allocation which could be traded?

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Dublin Friends of the Earth is the first local group of Friends of the Earth in the Republic of Ireland. Local groups have long flourished internationally, and help to make Friends of the Earth the largest network of environmental organisations in the world, with over a million members.

Friends of the Earth set up in the Republic of Ireland in 2004.  The founding of Dublin Friends of the Earth as the first local group is an important development for the NGO, which will build its capacity for activism.