Irish Government Committed To Long-Term Energy Security And Low Carbon Future
Released on: September 17, 2008, 5:19 am
Press Release Author: Mark Dunphy/Dunphy Public Relations
Press Release Summary: Wednesday, 17 September 2008 - Tony Killeen T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (with special responsibility for Fisheries and Forestry), has reaffirmed the Irish Governmentís commitment to securing both long-term energy security and a low carbon future.
Press Release Body: Addressing the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE) in Dublin, the Clare T.D. spoke of the critical role played by forests in the global challenge presented by climate change.
The purpose of this meeting was to finalise the Pan-European Afforestation and Reforestation Guidelines in the Context of Climate Change and was attended by delegates from all over Europe.
Minister Killeen urged all delegates to ensure that agreement was finally reached on these most relevant and timely guidelines.
The MCPFE is a pan-European regional process comprising 46 Member States, the European Commission, and a broad range of policy stakeholders representing industry, environmental, social and cultural dimensions of forests. Its headquarters are currently in Oslo, Norway.
Notes to Editor: - Tony Killeen T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (with special responsibility for Fisheries and Forestry), is available for interview and further comment on 0035387-2525304. Alternatively please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy Public Relations on 00353868534900 or firstname.lastname@example.org - High-resolution images of Minister Killeen are available
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