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senate vote 2019-10-16#5

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on 2019-10-24 15:41:53

Title

  • Motions Climate Change
  • Motions - Climate Change - Address

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Sue Lines</p>
  • <p>I'll now move back to the original motion. The question is that general business notice of motion No. 193, standing in the names of Senators McAllister and Pratt, be agreed to.</p>
  • The same number of senators voted for and against a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2019-10-16.159.1) introduced by Tasmanian Senator [Anne Urquhart](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/tasmania/anne_urquhart) (Labor), which means it failed.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
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  • > *(a) notes that:*
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  • >> *(i) climate change is a significant threat to our economy, natural environment, farming communities and national security,*
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  • >> *(ii) Australia's annual emissions have been rising in recent years,*
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  • >> *(iii) as a global problem, the solution to climate change requires concerted international cooperation to limit the production of greenhouse gasses,*
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  • >> *(iv) as the only global agreement designed to address climate change, the Paris accords must play a central role in addressing climate change,*
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  • >> *(v) the Paris accords require signatory countries to deliver actions consistent with keeping the global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1 degrees celsius,*
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  • >> *(vi) based on the latest scientific advice, the world is currently on track for warming of above 3 degrees, and efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions need to be strengthened to avoid catastrophic climate change impacts, and*
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  • >> *(vii) as a result of the threat posed by climate change, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Portugal, Argentina and the Republic of Ireland have declared a climate emergency; and*
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  • > *(b) affirms that:*
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  • >> *(i) Australia remains committed to delivering on its obligations under the Paris accords,*
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  • >> *(ii) failing to meet the goals of the Paris accords would have unprecedented and devastating environmental, economic, societal and health impacts for Australia, and*
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  • >> *(iii) the threat posed by climate change on the future prosperity and security of Australia and the globe constitutes a climate change emergency.*