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ACTION FOR CLEAN ENERGY AT WSSD

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1299A1: tabled on 15 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Malcolm Bruce on 14 May 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out after 'the' to end and add 'money for such projects would readily be available if an international tax on currency speculation was established.'.

Original motion text

That this House supports the Choose Positive Energy Campaign spearheaded by The Body Shop International and Greenpeace, which aims to secure a commitment from world leaders at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, to deliver clean, renewable energy to two billion people in the world without access to electricity services, within 10 years; calls on the Prime Minister to support this initiative at the Summit; notes that currently the UK is the third highest giver of Overseas Development Assistance money to energy, yet only 0.07 per cent. is spent on renewables; calls for the funding for this programme to be made with new ODA money; and further notes that the Export Credit Guarantee Department has facilitated the construction of fossil fuel projects in the developing world that cumulatively contribute 13.3 million tonnes of carbon to the earth's atmosphere every year.