[S3M-173] Decision Time — 14 Jun 2007 at 17:00
This looks like the vote on S3M-173
The description in the bulletin on 2007-06-13 is:
*S3M-173 Robin Harper: Carbon Offsetting—That the Parliament notes the growing popularity of carbon offsetting among individuals and private companies; believes that actions by polluters to reduce carbon emissions elsewhere, or to mitigate the effects of climate change, can play a useful role in supplementing sound environmental policy by government; considers however that carbon offsetting cannot substitute for policies that reduce carbon emissions directly and that any role for offsetting should only be transitional; notes the widely held concerns about many commercial offsetting schemes and the difficulty in verifying the true value of most offsetting schemes; notes the Scottish Government’s intention to introduce carbon offsetting in respect of transport infrastructure projects, and calls on the Scottish Government, before introducing such proposals, to consider issues such as the need for rigorous independent assessments of the full direct and indirect carbon impact of each project and its associated offset, continuous updating of data for the lifetime of the infrastructure to establish any changes required to the annual offset funding, compliance with the internationally-recognised Gold Standard and the need to ensure that overall transport policy leads to direct emission reductions. Supported by: Patrick Harvie*
Text Introducing Division:
The next question is, that motion S3M-173, in the name of Robin Harper, on carbon offsetting, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?
There will be a division.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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