House debates

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Questions without Notice

Climate Change

2:13 pm

Photo of Adam BandtAdam Bandt (Melbourne, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Prime Minister. We're a barely a week out of winter and Australia a burning, but as millions of people join the worldwide climate strike on 20 September your drought minister doesn't even accept the science. Meanwhile the Paris Agreement commitments are inadequate because the current pledges, including Australia's, have us on track for a catastrophic 3½ degrees of global warming. Given that you'll already be in the US meeting Donald Trump, will you attend the UN global Climate Action Summit in New York and will you do what the UN Secretary-General is asking of all world leaders and lift Australia's greenhouse ambition so that we don't warm the planet by more than 1½ degrees, or will you travel all the way to the US but boycott a crucial global climate crisis meeting?

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