Repeal: Climate Change Treaty (2006)

  • While conducting further audits into European law, the Climate Change Treaty as penned by Derbyshire seems to be an ineffective mechanism. Whether its references to defunct institutions, bizarrely singular references to a no longer member state nation, and overal ineffective implementation, it has to go. I put forward a motion for its repeal, to be replaced by more effective climate change mechanisms in the future. 

    Here is the original text: 

    The Bruxelles Protocol on Environment and Climate Change

    The following is the original treaty as prepared by Derbyshire and Fife Minister of State on Climate Change, the Rt Hon. the Lord Jenkin of Roding, MP, PC, OM, as ratified by the Parliament of Derbyshire and Fife and the Bailiwick of St-Honor and proposed by the Rt Hon. Michael McDowell, TD, PC, MP, Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury of the Commonwealth Dominion of Derbyshire and Fife.


    Be it resolved by all signatories hereto that climate change by means of greenhouse gases, herein defined as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, sulfur hexafluoride, HFCs, PFCs and CFCs, produced through transport, manufacture and the production of electricity should be kerbed in production so as to preserve the atmosphere and environment; to wit, it is an indisputable fact that sufficient irrefutable scientific evidence has been brought to the attention of the signatories hereto and the global public in general to convince said parties beyond reasonable doubt of the existence of climate change. To wit, the purpose of the treaty shall be to reduce the emission of said greenhouse gases so as to prevent additional irreparable harm to the environment. 

    Title I 

    Title I of this treaty shall concern the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through transport. 

    Article I Petrol consumption emission and future technologies.

    Section I It shall be the policy of all signatories hereto that greenhouse emissions, afore defined, shall be cut overall by no less than twenty per cent through means of exhaust and the utilisation of petrol-fueled implements. 

    Section II Within nine months of the ratification of this treaty by a signatory, said country shall make available five, ten and fifteen per cent ethanol fuels at equitable parity and availability of conventional petrol. 

    Section IV As new technology presents itself, all signatories have the obligation to share such information, whereas said information and/or technology would further reduce emissions addressed in this title. Section V Such changes shall be addressed by amendment of this treaty, the means of which shall be defined forthwith. 

    Article II The efficiency of motorvehicles. 

    Section I The application of fuel-efficient technologies to the manufacture of motorvehicles shall be regulated first, by this treaty, and second, by individual governments, which may increase fuel efficiency requirements, but may not decrease them below the standard of this treaty. 

    Section II The application of the above policy shall not be limited to the manufacture of motorvehicles, but throughout this treaty. 

    Section III For the intents of this section and all subsequent sections of this article, the term 'motorvehicle' shall be read to refer to sports utility vehicles, cars and non-commercial trucks. 

    Section IV Motorvehicles shall be classed, according to fuel efficiency, into three divisions. 

    Section V Class I motorvehicles shall be defined as having a fuel efficiency of more than forty miles per gallon, or accepted metric equivalent. 

    Section VI Class II motorvehicles shall be defined as having a fuel efficiency of between thirty and forty miles per gallon, or accepted metric equivalent. 

    Section VII Class III motorvehicles shall be defined as having a fuel efficiency of between twenty and thirty miles per gallon, or accepted metric equivalent. 

    Section VIII Motorvehicles having a fuel efficiency not sufficient to qualify in class III shall no longer be produced beginning nine months subsequent to the ratification of this treaty by a signatory. All such motorvehicles shall be referred to as class Z. Class Z motorvehicles shall also be defined so as to include all motor vehicles produced no earlier than 1995, and progressing from the ratification by a signatory concurrent to time elapsed subsequent to ratification. All signatories shall have the relevant powers to regulate, manage or otherwise impugn such motorvehicles. 

    Section IX All signatories shall be directed to encourage the purchase, by private citizens, of class I motorvehicles through fiscal or otherwise means. 

    Section X Section IX shall have no legally binding powers and shall not, if implemented, be used as a legal safeguard by an implementing signatory from prosecution relating to the wrongful implementation of section IX. 

    Title II Title II of this treaty shall concern greenhouse gas emissions by means of manufacture. 

    Article I Proscription. 

    Section I This treaty shall prohibit the emission of chlorofluorocarbons. 

    Section II The prohibition of chlorofluorocarbons shall begin three months subsequent to the ratification by a signatory. 

    Section III All signatories shall have the power to implement this and the subsequent article. 

    Section IV This treaty shall prohibit the emission of sulfur hexafluoride. 

    Section V The proscription schedule of sulfur hexafluoride shall be governed by section II of this article. 

    Article II Severe reduction. 

    Section I The emission of carbon dioxide, methane, PFC?s and HFC?s shall be reduced by twenty per cent within ten years of the ratification of this treaty by a signatory. 

    Section II All signatories shall have the power to implement the previous section. 

    Article III Minimal reduction. 

    Section I The emission of nitrous oxide shall be reduced by ten per cent within ten years of the ratification of this treaty by a signatory. 

    Title III Title III shall concern the emission of greenhouse gasses through the production of energy. 

    Article I Proscriptions. 

    Section I The emission of greenhouse gasses other than carbon dioxide in the production of energy shall be prohibited beginning nine months subsequent to the ratification of this treaty by a signatory. 

    Section II All signatories shall have the power to implement the above section. 

    Article II Severe reductions. 

    Section I The emission of carbon dioxide by means of energy production shall be reduced by no less than twenty-five per cent within eight years from the ratification of this treaty by a signatory. 

    Section II Section II of article I shall apply to this article. 

    Title IV Title IV shall concern environmental initiatives. 

    Article I The 'Green Trees' initiative: part I. 

    Section I In accordance with the policy set out by the Rt Hon. Michael Howard, MP, PC, one tree shall be planted for every tonne of emissions from aeroplanes. 

    Section II This shall be implemented by means of a value added tax, to be adjudicated and applied individually in each country. In accordance with NS UN law, no monies shall aggregate to a regional fund. 

    Section III Article I of title IV may be ratified or rejected independent of the treaty of the whole. 

    Article II The 'Green Trees' initiative: part II. 

    Section I In accordance with the policy set out by the Rt Hon. the Lord Jenkin of Roding, MP, PC, CH, OM, Derbyshire and Fife Minister of State on Climate Change, two trees shall be provided to every household for the encouragement of arboreal development in urban, suburban and inner city neighbourhoods. 

    Section II So as to affect section I of article II, the signatories hereto shall be directed to establish governmental departments of conservation for the implementation of said section. 

    Article III The 'Green Trees' initiative: part III. 

    Section I In accordance with the policy set out by President Luna da Silva of the United Provinces of Brazil, it shall be interdict to wantonly deforest any area be it public or private property. 

    Section II Private logging companies shall not be exempted from section I of article III. 

    Section III Signatories shall have all power of the law to implement article III. 

    Title V Instrument of amendment. 

    Article I Each amendment, to be affected, must either be approved by seventy-five per cent of signatories, or countries that comprise seventy-five per cent of the ratifying population. 

    Article II Any amendment that would remove a power or instrument of this treaty must be approved by a unanimous decision of ratified signatories. 

    Title VI 

    Title VI shall concern the implementation of this treaty. 

    Article I Moratorium. 

    Section I To be affected, this treaty must be signed by sixty per cent of UN members in a region and ratified by a majority of signatories, or ratified by a number of signatories such that they comprise forty per cent of the population of all UN member countries of a region. 

    Section II For the purposes of the European Union (NS region), the UN delegate, upon the unanimous advice of the security council and the approval of a quorum in parliament, meaning a lack of opposition, the treaty may move from signatory stage to ratifying stage. 

    Addendum I Having previously ratified this treaty as domestic legislation, the Commonwealth Dominion of Derbyshire and Fife is counted as a signatory and as having ratified the treaty. Should any amendments be made, this domestic legislation of said Dominion shall become null and void and the Commons, assembled, of said Dominion shall re-convene to review amendments to the treaty.

    Gary Quinlan, Councillor for the Federal Republic of Australia

  • Admin

    I second this motion.

    A period of debate shall now begin, which will last 48 hours, until 15:30 GMT August 11.

    Edward Firoux,

    Councillor of Inquista; Deputy Speaker

  • "Councillors, ladies and gentlemen,

    Climate change is one of the greatest threats to global security. Climate change knows no borders and it presents an existential challenge to us all. 

    That is why it is so important that we met here today and speak on this crucial topic. I call member nations to Repeal this Treaty and work on one that creates an institutional enforcement for the fight against climate change within our system. There simply needs to be a function responsible for pulling together information, developing risk assessments and reporting on climate-related security risks to decision making bodies of the EU, including the Council. We have been advocating for this on several occasions, and more voices have been added to this call. 

    We need to improve our awareness of climate-related security risks. This means both increasing our understanding but also making better use of the knowledge that already exists. Enhanced reporting from the field on the link between climate change and security would make a big difference. It all starts Repealing this Treaty.

    Thank you."

  • Cllr Ivanka Trympov stood to speak

    It is an honour to be able to speak in this chamber, and to mark Pravoslaviya's return to the European Union. It is my hope that a solution to the issues that led to our unfortunate withdrawal from this Union in March can be resolved as soon as possible. In the meantime, our government notes the fact that our policy has already been vindicated by the European Court of Justice, and that therefore we should have nothing to fear from remaining part of the European Union.

    Climate change is a serious concern of mine, and Pravoslaviya's government is committed to any policies that can help avert catastrophes that would lead to more migrants making the perilous and illegal journey to our country. This legislation is a relic from the past that has no place on the statute books of a modern EU, and it is wholly inadequate for dealing with the challenges we face. We need a new approach that will respect national interests while empowering us all to work together for a more habitable world, and we need that soon. I wholeheartedly support this repeal as a matter of urgency.

  • Cllr. Maverick takes the floor.

    Councillors, I wholeheartedly support Councillor Quinlan's initiative to repeal this treaty. We ourselves have been dealing with the effects of climate change back in Derecta, as one of the many coastal nations that will be affected by the rising of the tides and desertification. We have succesfully established various action plans and enacted several bills designed to fight against global warming. Our predictions show that, before 2025, 85% of vehicles in Derecta shall be fully electric, 75% of our electricity shall be generated thanks to renewable energy and our dependency on fossil-fuels and nuclear energy will be cut by two-thirds. We have accomplished this on our own, but it is time for all of us to re-assemble and tackle this challenge together, by creating new mechanisms and initiatives to fight against climate change. The first step is to repeal Climate Change Treaty 2006. Thank you.

  • Move to vote?

  • Admin

    I second the motion to proceed to voting.

    Acwellan Devoy
    Councillor of the Duxburian Union

  • Admin

    Voting begins now and will end at 18:00 GMT August 22nd.

  • Admin

    On behalf of the Microstate of Inquista, I vote FOR this repeal.

    Edwrad Firoux,

    Councillor of Inquista; Deputy Speaker

  • I vote FOR this repeal

    Mrs. Aysel Annayewa,
    Councillor for the State Turkmenbaijan

  • Admin

    On behalf of Iunio Dairghazburiano, I vote FOR the repeal.

    Acwellan Devoy

    Councillor of the Duxburian Union

  • On behalf of Pravoslaviya, I vote FOR this repeal.

  • EU

    on behalf of Malfazia, I vote FOR this repeal

  • On behalf of the Kingdom of Montenbourg, I vote FOR this repeal.

    Lady Emma Granger, 2th Baroness of Montague

    Councillor of Montenbourg

  • I vote for the repeal of this Act.

    Julian Maverick,

    Rep. of Derecta

  • On behalf of the Popular Democratic Free Socialist Republic of Bradstowe, Thanet, and Surrounding Conurbations, I hereby vote FOR this repeal.

    Dr. Lawrence B. Matthews

    Councillor of Bradstowe

  • EU

    I vote FOR the repeal of this act

    Alfonso Gutiérrez,

    Councillor Of Spain

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