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To: Minister for Climate and Environment (Eamon Ryan) & Minister for Trade (Leo Varadkar)

Ireland must exit the Energy Charter Treaty

Withdraw Ireland from the Energy Charter Treaty.

Why is this important?

The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) is a trade agreement that allows fossil fuel companies sue governments for billions of euro if that government were to try and stop fossil fuel projects or lower people's energy bills.

It's the fossil fuel industry's secret weapon to make sure governments can't act on climate change or the cost of energy.

Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Poland, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Luxembourg have already said they will withdraw and the EU Parliament wants the rest of the EU to withdraw from this dangerous and costly treaty.

With the cost of energy at record levels and climate disasters becoming more and more frequent it is Ireland's time to get out.

Updates

2022-10-25 22:35:08 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2022-10-25 18:14:12 +0100

500 signatures reached

2022-10-25 17:04:34 +0100

100 signatures reached

2022-10-25 16:59:02 +0100

50 signatures reached

2022-10-25 16:53:55 +0100

25 signatures reached

2022-10-25 16:48:51 +0100

10 signatures reached