New Deal for Climate
What a New Deal for Climate means for Ireland.
A New Deal for Climate would mean investing in climate action now, setting out clear and ambitious carbon budgets and climate proofing everything we do as a nation. It means a commitment to a just transition and a new deal on climate action.
Labour would develop a more ambitious climate change strategy, with clear actions based on science. Labour would achieve Ireland’s climate targets in a way that is socially just, by creating new sustainable jobs. We would double the Just Transition Fund.
We need to change people’s behaviour and build society around climate principles. Investment in public transport and active travel projects will be crucial. A New Deal for Climate would include free travel for children and young people, as well as a massive expansion of the city bike schemes.
The effects of climate change are impacting our bodies as well as our planet. Outdoor air pollution results in 1,200 annual premature deaths in Ireland alone. A New Deal for Climate would invest in air quality monitoring to help slow climate change and while improving our health, improving our quality of life and reducing the burden of disease for people living in Ireland.