The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, introduces a motion into the Senate to congratulate the United Nations Climate Summit and to recognise the 700 000 people who took part in the People's climate Marches across the world.
Senator MILNE I move:
That the Senate-
(a) congratulates United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on inviting world leaders from government, business and civil society to the Climate Summit on 23 September 2014 to ensure a global response to our shared responsibility in limiting global warming to less than two degrees;
(b) acknowledges That the UN Climate Summit was another step in the right direction of transitioning away from fossil fuels towards a shared, low carbon future;
(c) recognises the 700 000 people around the world who took part in the People's Climate March rallies on the weekend of 20 September and 21 September 2014 to inspire parties to set ambitious greenhouse emission reduction targets for beyond 2020; and
(d) requests That the Government immediately outline its plan on how it will ensure Australia contributes its fair share to the global effort, based on the recommendations of the Climate Change Authority, well in advance of the Paris Conference of the Parties.