Senate debates

Tuesday, 7 November 2006

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

3:54 pm

Photo of Bob BrownBob Brown (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate calls on the Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation (Senator Abetz) to report, before the Senate rises in 2006, on:
the relevance in Australia of the Stern report’s conclusion that globally, destruction of forests creates more greenhouse gases than transport;
the quantity of greenhouse gases currently released by:
commercial logging of native forests, and
other clearance of native vegetation in Australia;
the reliability of information available on and any measure being implemented to improve knowledge on paragraphs (a) and (b); and
any measures being undertaken by the Government to halt greenhouse gas emissions from the forests in our region and globally.

Question put.