May 27, 2020
Economic recovery must be a Just Transition – Archibald

Sinn Féin Economy Spokesperson, Caoimhe Archibald MLA, has called for a COVID-19 recovery plan that delivers on the ‘New Decade New Approach’ commitment to a Green New Deal.

The East Derry MLA was speaking after more than 40 groups including business, community and environmental groups have written to the First and Deputy First Minister urging them to prioritise a green recovery in any Coronavirus recovery plan.

Caoimhe Archibald said: 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused great loss of life and created profound economic challenges for people and their livelihoods across society.

“While protection of public health is paramount, we must have a vision for what a post-COVID recovery must look like. Any strategy to recover from the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 must be based on a Just Transition towards a net zero carbon economy.

“Time is quickly running out to rapidly decarbonise and move towards a sustainable and inclusive economy that guarantees the safety of workers, families and the natural world.

“A Just Transition would meet our climate obligations, while dramatically improving the quality of life of workers and families and businesses.

“Tackling the economic crisis and the threat of climate breakdown together, this Just Transition must provide well-paid and high-skilled green jobs, world-class public transport, warmer homes for all, and using Ireland’s abundant renewable resources to give cheaper and cleaner electricity to all.

“The Executive should imbed a Just Transition in any economic recovery planning, and put concrete localised plans in place to decarbonise our economy and improve people’s quality of lives.” 

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

People here pay their taxes and deserve first-class public services.

Finance Minister Caoimhe Archibald met with the Treasury today on behalf of the Executive to continue our efforts to secure fair funding for health, education, and public services.

After over a decade of cruel

The government has given NO additional investment for building badly needed homes across the state.

Today is a missed opportunity to take a real step in tackling the housing crisis and shows how out of touch Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are with workers and families.

Summer Economic Statement delivered by a government that is out of time and out of road - @PearseDoherty

"The State has the resources to tackle the problems that workers and families are facing – what is lacking is political will."

Myself and @ClaireKerrane raised the emergency case of Tori Towey with the Taoiseach seeking urgent intervention in her situation.

The system in Dubai, rather than protecting this Irish citizen chose to detain and charge her.

She wants to come home.

The Taoiseach must

Load More