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ENVIRONMENT—GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

Senator Milne, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 601—That the Senate—

 (a) recalls that at the United Nations Climate Change Conferences in Copenhagen (2009) and Cancun (2010), more than 100 countries, including Australia, committed to constrain greenhouse gas emissions such that the average global temperature rise can be held below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels; and


 (b) affirms this commitment in the lead-up to the next conference in Durban (2011).

Question put and passed.