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9th anniversary of the United Nations International Youth Day and action on climate change

Media Release
Sarah Hanson-Young 12 Aug 2009

That the Senate

(a) notes:
i) August 12th marks the ninth anniversary of the United Nations International Youth Day, with the 2009 theme Sustainability. Our Challenge. Our Future;

(b) Recognises that:
i) In our global challenge to tackle climate change, it is our young people, especially those in developing countries and the Pacific Islands, whose future is at stake; and
ii) We need a commitment to strong emission reduction targets to protect our future generations;

(c)  Calls on the Government, on International Youth Day, to commit to targets that deliver real action on climate change, and not leave our future generations burdened with mistakes of inaction.

Supported by the Senate.

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