Territory Stories

Ministerial Statement Greenhouse effect

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Title

Ministerial Statement Greenhouse effect

Other title

Tabled Paper 999

Collection

Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

1989-08-29

Description

Tabled by Marshall Perron

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00044

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/298433

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/387330

Page content

- 6 MR SPEAKER, AS AN IMMEDIATE STEP, THE TERRITORY GOVERNMENT IS ALSO EXAMINING SUITABLE POLICY OPTIONS TO LIMIT THE USE OF CHLORO-FLUORO-CARBONS (OR CFCs) AND HALONS WHICH DEPLETE THE EARTH'S OZONE LAYER AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT AT THE SAME TIME. INCREDIBLE THOUGH IT SEEMS, ONE CFC AEROSOL CAN HAS THE SAME GREENHOUSE EFFECT AS ONE TONNE OF CARBON DIOXIDE. IN FACT, CFCs ARE CURRENTLY THOUGHT TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BETWEEN 15 AND 25 PER CENT OF THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT. AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL, THE TERRITORY IS PARTICIPATING IN A SPECIAL WORKING GROUP ESTABLISHED BY THE AUSTRALIAN ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL TO REPORT ON CO-OPERATIVE GREENHOUSE STRATEGIES FOR ADOPTION BY THE STATES, TERRITORIES AND THE COMMONWEALTH. OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS WE WILL BE PROVIDING INPUT TO THE AUSTRALIAN CONTRIBUTION TO SEVERAL MAJOR INTERNATIONAL POLICY MEETINGS ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND OZONE DEPLETION. IF WARRANTED, WE WILL ALSO SEND DELEGATES TO SELECTED MEETINGS. MR SPEAKER, THE NATIONAL OZONE STRATEGY ADOPTED RECENTLY BY THE AUSTRALIAN ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL AIMS TO ACHIEVE A TOTAL PHASE-OUT OF OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES IN AUSTRALIA BY 1998. THE TERRITORY GOVERNMENT FULLY SUPPORTS THIS GOAL, WHICH IS A SIGNIFICANT ADVANCE ON THE 50 PER CENT TARGET SET BY THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL FOR THE SAME YEAR.


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