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Climate Change Convention

EDM number 319 in 1991-92, proposed by David Steel on 03/12/1991.

That this House is concerned that climate change through enhanced global warming is a growing threat caused by the emissions of long-lived greenhouse gases from human activities; acknowledges that, whilst the majority of the global population are struggling to meet basic human needs, it is unacceptable that total emissions of greenhouse gases are derived largely from unsustainable, luxury-based activities; believes that future generations should have rights to sustainable livelihoods which are free from the threat of human-induced climate disruption; endorses the view of Chaudry Nisar Ali Khan, Senior Minister in Pakistan, that climate change proposals at the Earth Summit which are not equitable will not work; condemns the United States Government for refusing to accept the principle of setting targets for reductions in carbon dioxide emissions; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to use all effective methods of pressure upon the United States as well as other industrialised nations to ensure that a climate convention is signed at the Earth Summit next June which reflects the link between equity and survival.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

David Steel03/12/1991Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleProposed
Simon Hughes03/12/1991Southwark and BermondseySigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones03/12/1991Ynys MSigned
Matthew Taylor03/12/1991TruroSigned
Dafydd Elis Thomas03/12/1991Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Frank Cook04/12/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Andrew Faulds04/12/1991Warley EastSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe05/12/1991LeighSigned
Jim Wallace05/12/1991Orkney & ShetlandSigned
David Alton05/12/1991Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Norman Godman05/12/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Ronnie Fearn05/12/1991SouthportSigned
Margaret Ewing05/12/1991MoraySigned
Alice Mahon05/12/1991HalifaxSigned
Michael Foot06/12/1991Blaenau GwentSigned
Audrey Wise06/12/1991PrestonSigned
Dafydd Wigley06/12/1991CaernarfonSigned
Peter Hain06/12/1991NeathSigned
Bruce George06/12/1991Walsall SouthSigned
Peter Hardy09/12/1991WentworthSigned
Russell Johnston09/12/1991Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Keith Vaz09/12/1991Leicester EastSigned
Alex Carlile10/12/1991MontgomerySigned
Dale Campbell-Savours11/12/1991WorkingtonSigned
Eddie McGrady12/12/1991South DownSigned
Harry Cohen16/12/1991LeytonSigned
Ken Livingstone17/12/1991Brent EastSigned
Charles Kennedy13/01/1992Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned

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