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FOR – Climate Change Bill 2022, Climate Change (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022 - Consideration in Detail - Clarify that target is a minimum

The majority voted in favour of an amendment introduced by Goldstein MP Zoe Daniel (Independent), which means it passed and will now become part of the bill.

Ms Daniel explained that:

I've moved this amendment because the science says that we should be hitting at least 50 per cent, preferably 60 per cent, by 2030 to help keep global temperatures below two degrees and as close as possible to 1.5 degrees.

Amendment text

(1) Clause 10, page 5 (lines 17 and 18), omit the note, substitute:

Note: The achievement of a target involves reducing Australia's net greenhouse gas emissions to a level that is at or below the target. Accordingly, nothing in subsection (1) limits Australia's ability to reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions beyond 43% below 2005 levels by 2030.


Date and time: 10:20 AM on 2022-08-04
Allegra Spender's vote: Aye
Total number of "aye" votes: 87
Total number of "no" votes: 56
Total number of abstentions: 8
Related bill: Climate Change Bill 2022

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