|Motion Title||That the Party recognises and will react to the urgency of the threats presented by Climate Change|
|Branch||Dublin North West & Kildare South|
|Address To||National Council/Policy Committee|
That the Policy Committee is mandated to review and further develop the Draft Policy on Climate Change to reflect the ideas presented above and the urgency of action in terms of demanding accountability at a personal and political level.
Specific Actions are:
1. That National Council Policy Committee will create a committee in conjunction with major civic groups and the EPA to review and update our climate change policy.
|Amendments to Motion|
Ireland ranked worst in EU for performance on climate action (Irish Times 10/12/18).
Our children are calling for leadership (Irish Times 16/3/19)
Addressing the root cause of these structural disconnects is like touching eight acupuncture points of economic and social transformation. If addressed as a set, acupuncture points hold the possibility for evolving our institutions in ways that bridge the three major divides of our time.
1) The Ecological Divide
If we analyse these disconnects, we see the following issues:
8. The ownership disconnect. We face massive overuse of scare resources, manifested in the decoupling of current ownership forms from the best societal use of scarce assets, such as our ecological base. As a consequence, we are increasely hitting the limits to traditional property rights. This calls for a possible third category of commons – based property rights that would better protect the interest of future generations and the planet.