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An 18 year old Irish Environmental Activist is in Eygpt this weekend for the lastest UN summit on Climate change.
Jessica Dunne from Dublin says Ireland has an important role to play in the negotiations.
She believes COP27 could be our best hope to date, for progress on emissions.
She says: "My frustration comes from the face that COP could be such an important thing, and the fact that the nations are coming together to discuss the climate is really productive in itself.
"But, if we don't actually utilise the space and if we don't listen to the science and to the people that are affected by climate change today, then there's really no point in it."
"If adaptation is not met, if the issue of finance is not fulfilled, then we will continue to lag behind. There is no room except to move forward to obtain our objectives." - #COP27 President Sameh Shoukry at the COP Press Conference.#TogetherForImplementation pic.twitter.com/Fn6FwZCRnv
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Climate change is 'the single greatest challenge the world faces,' according to the Taoiseach.
Micheál Martin is leading a high-power delegation to the COP27 climate summit, which opened today in Egypt.
He is accompanied by Climate Minister Eamon Ryan, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney.