Ministerial Statement Greenhouse effect
Tabled Paper 999
Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by Marshall Perron
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THE NEED FOR A GLOBAL CONCERTED EFFORT PLACES AN OBLIGATION ON ALL GOVERNMENTS TO RESPOND AND SET AN EXAMPLE TO OTHERS. MR SPEAKER, IN SEPTEMBER 1988 THE TERRITORY GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHED A COMMITTEE TO ADVISE ON THE POSSIBLE IMPLICATIONS OF THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT IN THE TERRITORY AND RECOMMEND APPROPRIATE ACTION. THE COMMITTEE IS WELL EQUIPPED TO PROVIDE EXPERT ADVICE AS IT INCLUDES REPRESENTATIVES IN A WIDE RANGE OF DISCIPLINES. MEMBERS ARE DRAWN FROM SUCH AGENCIES AS THE DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND HOUSING, THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, THE BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY, THE NORTHERN TERRITORY UNIVERSITY, THE DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MINISTER, THE NORTH AUSTRALIA RESEARCH UNIT, THE DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRY AND FISHERIES, THE POWER AND WATER AUTHORITY AND CSIRO. THE COMMITTEE HAS BEEN COLLECTING INFORMATION TO IMPROVE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND HELP IDENTIFY AREAS REQUIRING FURTHER INVESTIGATION. IT IS NOW FINALISING A PLAN OF APPROACH FOCUSING ON SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS AND ASSESSMENT, IMPACT INTERPRETATION AND STRATEGIES DESIGNED TO: LIMIT THE EMISSION OF GREENHOUSE GASES; ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE; AND
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