The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, calls on the Abbott Government not to obstruct climate negotiations in Lima and to set a national emissions target consistent with the Climate Change Authority's (CCA) recommended range.
Senator MILNE: I move:
That the Senate-
(a) notes that Australia must declare, to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, our Intended Nationally Determined Contributions by March 2015;
(b) acknowledges the comprehensive targets and progress review of the Climate Change Authority which recommends Australia commit to a 30 to 40 per cent reduction below 2000 level emissions by 2025 and a 40 to 60 per cent reduction by 2030; and
(c) urges the Australian Government to not obstruct constructive progress in the Lima Conference of the Parties and set national targets consistent with the Climate Change Authority's recommended range.