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NI joins Under2 Coalition 24 November 2021

Northern Ireland joins global climate action network (via DAERA)



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Edwin Poots MLA, Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, says Northern Ireland joining the Under2 Coalition and signing up to the new Memorandum of Understanding is a significant step in the region’s climate change journey and will help to drive forward climate action.

The Minister made the comments following his participation in an event at COP26 highlighting regional climate action.

Minister Poots said: “The Under2 Coalition is a global community of states and regional governments committed to ambitious climate action in line with the Paris Agreement. Joining provides regions like Northern Ireland, who are not signatory parties to the Paris Agreement in their own right, the opportunity to show their commitment and ambition for tackling climate change. Earlier this year I wrote to my Executive colleagues to seek their agreement for Northern Ireland to join and all responses received were positive.”

The Under2 Coalition currently brings together 260 governments, represents 1.75 billion people and 50% of the global economy. Governments signed up to Under2 can access technical support and resources to assist in developing long–term emissions reduction plans.

Read the full story on the DAERA website.