The majority voted in favour of a motion, which means it succeeded. Motion like these don't make any legal changes on their own but can be politically influential as they represent the will of the Senate.
That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i) the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity took place in Egypt from 13 to 29 November 2018,
(ii) the United Nations report to the Convention demonstrated that Australia is failing to meet international targets, especially in parts of the country where land clearing and habitat destruction are widespread,
(iii) the World Wildlife Fund also issued a report, as part of the conference, that placed Australia amongst the worst performers on biodiversity in a group of 100 nations, and
(iv) the Convention called on governments to scale up investments in nature and people towards 2020 and beyond, and to accelerate action to achieve Aichi Biodiversity Targets by 2020; and
(b) calls on the Federal Government to heed the recommendations of the Convention.