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Marshalled List of Amendments 24 February 2014

20 February 2014

Private Members’ Business – Motions

Item 5:  Order Paper 191/11-15 – 24 February 2014 

Motion: Climate Change and its Impact on Flooding 

That this Assembly notes the recent incidents of serious flooding; expresses its gratitude to the emergency services, public workers and volunteers who worked hard to minimise the impact of the flooding; believes that the seriousness of future flooding is likely to increase as a direct result of climate change; calls on the Executive to reduce Northern Ireland’s environmental footprint and, consequently, its contribution to climate change; and further calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to initiate a holistic overhaul of flood mitigation policies, including a cross-departmental approach to emergency planning, placing a single agency in charge of co-ordinating relief, an audit of the effectiveness of current flood defences so that investment can be targeted effectively, improvement of the flood warning system and a single funding stream for flood defences and coastal erosion.  

[Ms A Lo]
[Mr K McCarthy]

The Speaker has selected the following Amendment for debate:

Amendment 1

Proposed: Insert after the second ‘climate change’:

‘, including the introduction of, and support for, a Northern Ireland climate change bill’

[Mr S Agnew]

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