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Monday, 8 February 2010
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To the Honourable Speaker and Members of House of Representatives assembled in Parliament:

This petition of citizens of Australia believe that the time to avert irreversible climate change is now.

We therefore ask the House to:

1.   Go to Copenhagen with a firm commitment to reduce carbon emissions by at least 40% by 2020, as current science indicates. This supports Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) call to limit global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

2.   We ask that the Australian government formally recognise that without measurable, reportable and verifiable financing from developed countries, developing nations will not accept commitment to slow their emissions growth, and without effort from developing nations, Annexe 1 nations will not commit to ambitious emission reduction targets.

3.   Therefore Australia must honour the commitment made in the Bali to contribute to financing mitigation and adaptation in developing nations, especially our Pacific and South East Asian neighbours. This commitment should be in the order of 0.5% GDP which is approximately $4Billion per annum.

Mrs Irwinby (from 842 citizens)