Marshalled List of Amendments

Tuesday 21 July 2020

17 July 2020

Committee Business


Item 4: Order Paper 34/17-22 – Tuesday 21 July 2020

Motion: Climate Change and the Introduction of a Climate Change Act


That this Assembly acknowledges the ongoing climate and biodiversity emergency and calls by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for rapid decarbonisation; reiterates the Assembly’s declaration of a climate and biodiversity emergency, the Assembly’s demands for the urgent introduction of a Climate Change Act, the all-party New Decade, New Approach commitment to delivering a Climate Change Act, and the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs’ commitment to a Green Growth Strategy; recognises climate change as a human rights issue that risks deepening existing inequalities; further recognises the need for a stimulus-led, just and green recovery to restart economic activity following the economic disruption arising from COVID-19; calls on the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to introduce a Climate Change Act with legally binding and ambitious sectoral emission reduction targets, and to ensure that any economic recovery strategy is underpinned by rapid decarbonisation and a just transition to protect jobs through upskilling people in carbon intensive sectors; and further calls on the Minister to introduce this Act in the Assembly within three months.

[Chairperson, Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs]


The Speaker has selected the following Amendment for debate:

Amendment 1

Leave out all after ‘delivering a Climate Change Act’ and insert:

‘; recognises the all-party commitment to a Green Growth Strategy and the calls for this to be at the centre of the Northern Ireland COVID-19 recovery plan; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to introduce a consultation on plans for a Climate Change Act.’

[Mr John Stewart]
[Mrs Rosemary Barton]

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