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14    Health— Climate change—Health impacts

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 383—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes the:

                                     (i)       obligation for parties to the Paris Agreement to consider the ‘right to health’ in the national climate change response, and

                                    (ii)       substantial and growing body of evidence highlighting the public health risks posed by climate change;

               (b)       recognises the:

                                     (i)       need to protect the health and wellbeing of present and future Australians from the health impacts of climate change,

                                    (ii)       economic and health co-benefits from climate change mitigation and adaptation actions, including reduced air pollution and cases of related cardiovascular and respiratory disease and reduced exposure to extreme weather events, and

                                  (iii)       release of the Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-­being; and

                (c)       calls on the Government to implement policies that will simultaneously protect the health and well-being of Australians and combat the health impacts of climate change on the health of the Australian community.

Statement by leave : The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (Senator McGrath), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.