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Question put:

That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 8

Mr Barr

Ms Gallagher

Mr Coe

Mr Seselja

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Dr Bourke

Ms Porter

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Mr Corbell

Mrs Jones

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Environment—greenhouse gas

MS BERRY (Ginninderra) (4.01): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) cities have a key role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and to addressing the critical economic, social and environmental consequences of climate change;

(b) that the ACT has established greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets—targets of zero net emission (carbon neutrality) by 2060 and a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2020; and

(c) the Government has established a comprehensive strategy to achieve its reduction targets, and is already implementing important initiatives including:

(i) the Royalla 1 20mW solar power facility to be built by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, the largest solar power facility to be built in Australia to date; and

(ii) the Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme which will help Canberrans save money while also making substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions; and

(2) resolves that Canberra as a city must continue to implement a comprehensive strategy to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

This motion is about climate change and the important work being done by the government to tackle this issue on behalf of the community. Unfortunately, the latest scientific evidence clearly shows that climate change is not an abstract problem in the

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