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19    Environment—Climate Change Policy

Senator Waters, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 967—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes:

                  (i)   that the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference [COP 21], to be held in Paris, begins on Monday, 30 November 2015,

                 (ii)   calls by the President of Kiribati, Mr Anote Tong, and other leaders, for a global moratorium on new coal mines,

                (iii)   calls in the Suva Declaration on Climate Change, from the Pacific Islands Development Forum and the Port Moresby Declaration on Climate Change, from the Smaller Island State Leaders, for an ambitious international agreement to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius,

                (iv)   calls from civil society for Australia to commit at least $400 million per year to international climate finance that will allow developing countries to adapt to climate change and build the low-carbon communities of the future, and

                 (v)   that the Turnbull Government’s pollution targets would keep Australia as the worst polluter per capita in the developed world by 2030; and

    (b)   calls on the Turnbull Government to:

                  (i)   support a global agreement to stabilise global temperatures at 1.5 degrees by 2100,

                 (ii)   raise Australia’s weak and dangerous pollution reduction targets to meet this long-term goal,

                (iii)   support a global moratorium on new coal mines, and

                (iv)   commit at least $400 million per year for four years to international climate finance.

Statement by leave : The Assistant Cabinet Secretary (Senator Ryan), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 9

Senators—

Hanson-Young

Rhiannon

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Ludlam

Rice

Simms

Whish-Wilson

McKim

 

 

 

NOES, 37

Senators—

Abetz

Day

Madigan

Peris

Back

Edwards

McEwen (Teller)

Reynolds

Bernardi

Gallagher

McGrath

Ryan

Brown

Ketter

McKenzie

Singh

Bullock

Lambie

McLucas

Smith

Bushby

Lazarus

Moore

Sterle

Cameron

Leyonhjelm

Muir

Urquhart

Canavan

Lindgren

O’Neill

Wang

Collins

Lines

Payne

Williams

Dastyari

 

 

 

Question negatived.