Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees

(Notice of Motion, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)

I give notice that tomorrow I shall move that this house:

  1. Notes the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees that demonstrates limited current global efforts to reduce climate change are putting humanity on a path of dangerous warming of two to four degrees Celsius by 2100 which will result in extreme weather, coral beaching and sea level rises, with drastic impact on human civilization.
  2. Notes that the report identifies massive social, economic and environmental benefits if global warming is limited to 1.5 degrees including less extreme weather, greater food security, reduced Arctic ice melting and greater species adaptation.
  3. Notes that the report proposes far-reaching, rapid and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees by reducing human caused carbon emissions by 45 per cent from 2010 levels by 2030, to reaching zero net emissions by 2050.
  4. Calls for New South Wales to urgently implement pathways recommended in the report to participate in the global effort to limit global warming including increasing forestation, transport and agriculture reforms, and transitioning from coal fired power supply to low emission sources.