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Kyoto Protocol Ratification Bill 2003 [No. 2]

Part 1 Preliminary

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Kyoto Protocol Ratification Act 2003 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences 30 days after the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3   Object of the Act

                   The object of this Act is to enable Australia to meet its international obligations under the Convention and the Protocol.

4   Definitions

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

commitment period means the period from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2012 (inclusive).

Conference of the Parties means the Conference of the Parties to the Convention.

Convention means the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted at New York on 9 May 1992.

Montreal Protocol means the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, adopted in Montreal on 16 September 1987 and subsequently adjusted and amended.

Protocol means the Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted at Kyoto on 11 December 1997.

Minister means the Minister for the Environment.

5  This Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.