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Notice of Withdrawal of Amendment

31 January 2020

Private Members’ Business

Item 4: Order Paper 7/17-22 – Monday 03 February 2020

Motion: Climate Emergency

That this Assembly recognises that we are facing climate breakdown and a biodiversity crisis which are impacting here and now, and will affect all aspects of our lives in coming years; declares a climate emergency; and calls upon the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the Minister for the Economy to implement urgently the commitments as agreed in the New Decade, New Approach agreement to include reviewing the Executive’s strategies to reduce carbon emissions in respect of the Paris Accord and the need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial temperatures by 2100; developing a new energy strategy which will set ambitious targets and actions for a fair and just transition to a zero carbon society; bringing forward a climate change act to give environmental targets a strong legal underpinning; establishing an Independent Environmental Protection Agency to oversee this work and ensure targets are met; developing an economic strategy which will support clean and inclusive growth and create jobs as part of a green new deal; creating a plan to eliminate plastic pollution; and closing down the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme and replacing with it with a scheme that cuts carbon emissions effectively.

[Dr C Archibald]
[Mr P McGuigan]
[Mr D McAleer]

The following amendment, tabled by Miss Rachel Woods and Ms Claire Bailey, on 22 January 2020 has now been withdrawn:

Amendment

Leave out all after ‘we are’ and insert:

‘in the midst of climate breakdown and a biodiversity crisis; declares a climate emergency; calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to produce as a matter of urgency, a Climate Change Act that details how the commitments of the New Deal New Approach will be implemented; and to establish an Independent Environmental Protection Agency to oversee this work and ensure targets are met.’

[Miss R Woods]
[Ms C Bailey]

A Revised Marshalled List will be issued by the Speaker today

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