Climate change awareness events in Mayo ahead of UN Climate Conference

The UN Climate Conference in being held in Paris this December where world leaders are gathering to finalise a global agreement on climate change. Millions of people around the world are joining together the weekend before the talks begin to call on world leaders to create a low carbon, just and sustainable, future for all. In Mayo, schools, community groups, churches, businesses and members of the public will join in and ask the Government to represent us in Paris by coming to an agreement to take definite action on climate change.

In Belmullet next Friday, November 27, on the Shore Road in Belmullet, people are asked to go along at 2.30pm to stand together along Shore Road to protect the town from climate change and rising sea levels. People will line the shore beginning at the pier to send a message from Belmullet to Paris to protect the town's future. For more information contact Belmullet Tidy Towns (097 ) 20977, email,  [email protected], or log on to

On Sunday November 29 in Westport at 12.45pm at The Mall the general public will walk hand in hand around the Mall to symbolise their wish to work together to protect our town and our future and to call on the Government to join in and take action on climate change. For more information contact  Laura Dixon on (087 ) 9745984 or email [email protected]. A picture and video will be taken of the gatherings and sent to An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly, and the media to spread the  message that the organisers envisage using, which is is Cruthaimís todhchaí níos fearr le chéile (Let's build a better future together ).


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