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Postby Abacathea » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:34 pm

Eireann Fae wrote:Alexandra sets to work with her coloured editing pens while Rowan rises to address the Chamber. "Title suggestion, Clean Air Act. Along with that suggestion, we make the proposal that the resolution be targeted at noxious emissions in general, not just those produced by particular mechanisms of transportation. Of course, we will understand if you would prefer to keep your narrow focus in an attempt to garner the most votes. Our position is rarely a popular one, and what we are about to propose may prove to be quite unpopular indeed. In our idealised version of such a law as you propose, the resolution would target All Industries, not just Automotive."

Alex displays both versions, hastily written, for the Assembly to see. Today, she simply used green ink to signify changes to text, and orange for the occasional comment.

Auto Emissions ActClean Air Act
Category: Environmental | Area: Automobile manufacturingAll Businesses


Commending the efforts of many WA member nations to improving the quality of the environment and their willingness to adapt feasible approaches towards achieving this goal.

Believing that the reduction of wastenoxious emissions from the automotive sector is an international issue with significant climate implications. And further believing that no simple solutions exist to tackling these issues. You're here to offer a solution, don't try to say it won't be easy or that it may not exist :)

Noting that waste products/emissions from mechanical forms of transportation such as cars, buses, trains, shipping, and air travel, constitute a significant source of atmospheric pollutants and believing thatthatevery nation and industry should accept a collective responsibility and affirmative response attitude towards lowering their output of these pollutants.

Intending to reduce the environmental impact made by WA member nationsthrough their automotive industries and general automotive operations.

Defines for the purpose of this act;

(i) "Automobile" as a vehicle designed for the carriage of goods or people powered either fully, or in part by an internal combustion engine or external combustion engine.

(ii) "Emissions" as the harmful gas by-products released into the atmosphere as a direct result of the burning of carbon-based fuels (such as coal, natural gas, and petroleum products) via an internal combustion engine or likewise device i.e; carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide.

Hereby;

(i) Mandates that member-states take all practical and effective measures towards reducing vehicular emissions to the lowest financially and technically viable levels, and to continue these measures as new technology becomes available so long as it remains practical to do so.

(ii) Understands that the automotive industry by nature goes through developmental stages and therefore encourages the automotive industry to adhere to a progressive schedule of reduction as much as is practicable.
(iii) Mandates regular figures to be provided to government agencies reflecting said improvements and ensuring that all entities are actually progressing towards this goal.

(ivii) Mandates the creation/re-establishment of the "International Vehicular Emissions Authority BReathe Easy AT Healthy Emissions" committee to ensure compliance with clauses (i) and (ii) respectively. The committee name and acronym is up for debate ;-)

(v)Charges "IVEABREATHE" with;
(a)Collecting and review of data from nations in relation to their output reductions.
(b)Direct liaison with WA nations and the WA body in relation to compliance with the Act.[/color]
(c)Assessing the needs of automotive companiesmember nations on a case by case basis to determine if assistance is required in achieving the resolution targets.
(d)Researching potential technologies which will further offset emission production and the sharing ofmaking available this knowledge withto nations yet to acquire it of their own accord. Don't force the tech on nations that may not want or need it.

(vi) Encourages the automotive industrymember nations to continue striving to reduce emissions to the lowest possible achievable levels as technology and funding improves over time.

(vii) Encourages governments to offer incentives to the automotive industry to achieve the lowest viable emissionratesproduction possible.

(viii) Encourages governments to offer incentives to citizens to purchase vehicles which produce lower emissions than others available on the market.

(viiix) Encourages the automotive industrymember nations to make use of research acquired and shared by "IVEABREATHE" to further assist in the offset of emissions.
Clean Air Act
Category: Environmental | Area: All Businesses


Commending the efforts of many WA member nations to improving the quality of the environment and their willingness to adapt feasible approaches towards achieving this goal.

Believing that the reduction of noxious emissions is an international issue with significant climate implications.

Noting that waste products/emissions constitute a significant source of atmospheric pollutants and believing that every nation and industry should accept a collective responsibility and affirmative response attitude towards lowering their output of these pollutants.

Intending to reduce the environmental impact made by WA member nations.

Defines for the purpose of this act;

"Emissions" as the harmful gas by-products released into the atmosphere as a direct result of the burning of carbon-based fuels (such as coal, natural gas, and petroleum products) i.e; carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide.

Hereby;

(i) Mandates that member-states take all practical and effective measures towards reducing emissions to the lowest financially and technically viable levels, and to continue these measures as new technology becomes available so long as it remains practical to do so.

(ii) Mandates regular figures to be provided to government agencies reflecting said improvements and ensuring that all entities are actually progressing towards this goal.

(iii) Mandates the creation of the "BReathe Easy AT Healthy Emissions" committee to ensure compliance with clauses (i) and (ii) respectively.

(iv)Charges "BREATHE" with;
(a)Collecting and review of data from nations in relation to their output reductions.
(b)Direct liaison with WA nations and the WA body in relation to compliance with the Act.
(c)Assessing the needs of member nations on a case by case basis to determine if assistance is required in achieving the resolution targets.
(d)Researching potential technologies which will further offset emission production and making available this knowledge to nations yet to acquire it of their own accord.

(v) Encourages member nations to continue striving to reduce emissions to the lowest possible achievable levels as technology and funding improves over time.

(vi) Encourages governments to offer incentives to achieve the lowest viable emission production possible.

(vii) Encourages member nations to make use of research acquired and shared by "BREATHE" to further assist in the offset of emissions.


Dearest Alexandra,
Mr Chombers sits a blunt in front of her and resumes speaking

While we appreciate you taking the time to improve our act in such a manner, we do not feel we could persue it, despite an acknowledgement that it is, at it's core, a great achievement should it pass.

The reason we have not tackled this and have focused on a narrower view, is that such a broad and wide sweeping proposal would inevitably have broad and wide sweeping consequences, and we believe that a narrow view allows for a specific and targeted approach towards issues at hand. This is not to say we do not have further acts in mind (we've developed something of an environmental soft spot) but we believe specific and comprehensive acts will suffice better and allows us to defend our positions better, as we ultimately will know where it was we were coming from in the write up.

However, Mr Chombers paused for a moment, we would love to co-author a bill with you should you so desire it, we are aware of Eireann Fae's environmental adoration, and coupled with our own adoration for yourself and Rowan, we would love to work hand in hand with you.

We sincerely hope this does not meet your dissatisfaction.
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
(Co-Author)
S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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Postby Discoveria » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:22 pm

Regarding the title I would suggest "Reducing Automobile Emissions".
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Postby Abacathea » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:34 pm

Bump
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
(Co-Author)
S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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[Redraft]Reducing Automobile Emissions

Postby Pennswald » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:00 am

While I appreciate your efforts in this sphere, I believe the resolution requires a great deal more polishing.

Commending the efforts of many WA member nations to improving the quality of the environment and their willingness to adapt feasible approaches towards achieving this goal.

COMMENDING the efforts of many WA member nations to improve the quality of the environment and their willingness to adopt feasible approaches toward this end.
(Replace the gerund with an infinitive, adopt vs. adapt, goals should be concrete and measurable)
Believing that the reduction of waste emissions from the automotive sector is an international issue with significant climate implications. And further believing that no simple solutions exist to tackling these issues.

Noting that waste products/emissions from mechanical forms of transportation such as cars, buses, trains, shipping, and air travel, constitute a significant source of atmospheric pollutants and believing that that every nation and industry should accept a collective responsibility and affirmative response attitude towards lowering their output of these pollutants.

Intending to reduce the environmental impact made by WA member nations through their automotive industries and general automotive operations.

NOTING that waste products from mechanical forms of transportation, such as cars, buses, trains, ships, and aircraft, are a significant source of air pollution.
BELIEVING that every nation and industry should accept collective responsibility for maintaining and improving the quality of the environment.
FURTHER BELIEVING that the reduction of vehicular emissions is a vital step in improving the quality of the environment.

(The order needs to be changed, you were beliving in emission reduction before noting the impact of emissions. You imply that emission reduction has significant implications for the climate. Grammatically, reduction is a single issue, not multiple issues. "Shipping" and "air travel" are not forms of transportation. "Affirmative response attitude"? Seriously?

I've attempted to keep the phrasing simple and concise, while providing a natural progression toward our goal: to improve environmental equality by reducing vehicular emissions.)

Defines for the purpose of this act;

(i) "Automobile" as a vehicle designed for the carriage of goods or people powered either fully, or in part by an internal combustion engine or external combustion engine.

(ii) "Emissions" as the harmful gas by-products released into the atmosphere as a direct result of the burning of carbon-based fuels (such as coal, natural gas, and petroleum products) via an internal combustion engine or likewise device i.e; carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide.

DEFINES, for the purposes of this Act, "emissions" as the gaseous waste products resulting from the combustion of carbon-based fuels such as coal, natural gas, and petroleum products.
(IMHO, defining an automobile is irrelevant to this act, especially as autos are not referred to in the following clauses. The key issue is emission reduction. Also, given that you've already referred to modes of transport other than autos, it doesn't make sense to suddenly shift the focus to a single class of vehicle. Moreover, specifiying both internal and external combustion is unnecessary. Essentially you're saying that an automobile is a vehicle.

I also think specifying "harmful" in the definition of "emissions" is unhelpful. Carbon dioxide for example, is not intrinsically harmful.)

Hereby;

(i) Mandates that member-states take all practical and effective measures towards reducing vehicular emissions to the lowest financially and technically viable levels, and to continue these measures as new technology becomes available so long as it remains practical to do so.

(ii) Understands that the automotive industry by nature goes through developmental stages and therefore encourages the automotive industry to adhere to a progressive schedule of reduction as much as is practicable.

(iii) Mandates regular figures to be provided to government agencies reflecting said improvements and ensuring that all entities are actually progressing towards this goal.

(iv) Mandates the creation/re-establishment of the "International Vehicular Emissions Authority" committee to ensure compliance with clauses (i) and (ii) respectively.

(v)Charges "IVEA" with;
(a)Collecting and review of data from nations in relation to their output reductions.
(b)Direct liaison with WA nations and the WA body in relation to compliance with the Act.
(c)Assessing the needs of automotive companies on a case by case basis to determine if assistance is required in achieving the resolution targets.
(d)Researching potential technologies which will further offset emission production and the sharing of this knowledge with nations yet to acquire it of their own accord.

(vi) Encourages the automotive industry to continue striving to reduce emissions to the lowest possible achievable levels as technology and funding improves over time.

(vii) Encourages governments to offer incentives to the automotive industry to achieve the lowest viable emission rates possible.

(viii) Encourages governments to offer incentives to citizens to purchase vehicles which produce lower emissions than others available on the market.

(ix) Encourages the automotive industry to make use of research acquired and shared by "IVEA" to further assist in the offset of emissions.

This section reads like spaghetti code. Allow me to suggest the following:
Hereby

ESTABLISHES the "International Vehicular Emissions Authority" (IVEA).

MANDATES the IVEA to set reasonable and realistic targets for vehicular emissions, as well as to set standards for reporting vehicular emissions.

REQUIRES member states to collect emissions data for vehicles currently in service and to submit this data annually to the IVEA.

REQUIRES vehicle manufacturers to provide emissions data for new vehicle models and to submit this data annually to the IVEA.

REQUIRES the IVEA to submit an annual report to the WA on overall emissions within member states as well as progress toward IVEA targets in new vehicle models.

REQUIRES vehicle manufacturers to provide consumers with emissions ratings in compliance with IVEA reporting standards so that consumers can make educated choices when selecting new vehicles.

ENCOURAGES member states to educate their citizens on methods to reduce vehicular emissions from in-service vehicles.

ENCOURAGES member states to provide incentives for the development of emission reduction technologies, as well as for the upgrading or replacement of vehicles with excessive emissions.

RECOGNIZES the right of each nation to require vehicles sold or operated within their borders to adhere to stricter standards than those set by the IVEA.

URGES member states to share effective emissions reduction techniques so that all states may achieve or surpass the IVEA targets.


Respectfully submitted,

Barthel, Lord aus Pennswald

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Postby Abacathea » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:54 pm

@Pennswald, Many thanks, some changes made which I feel aesthetically is a lot more pleasing.

Overall, bumping this for any final feedback, let this one sit for a while and hoping now we have a much more concise and direct and hopefully neater bill on our hands. If nothing else pops up, will be moving to submit come the weekend.

Oh, does anyone know if the mass telegrams/stamps system is online yet?
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
(Co-Author)
S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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Postby Abacathea » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:01 pm

Submitting tonight without campaign to test the waters.
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
(Co-Author)
S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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Postby The Black Hat Guy » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:43 pm

Looks good. Not perfect, could use a few tweaks, but good enough to be passed, in the opinion of The Black Hat Guy. I've approved it and hope to see it reach quorum.

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Postby Abacathea » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:28 pm

The Black Hat Guy wrote:Looks good. Not perfect, could use a few tweaks, but good enough to be passed, in the opinion of The Black Hat Guy. I've approved it and hope to see it reach quorum.


Appreciated. In the event it doesn't I'd be happy to hear the recommended tweaks.
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
(Co-Author)
S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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Postby The Lorians » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:43 pm

We wholeheartedly support this proposal and hereby call on delegates to bring the proposal to quorum. This is one of the better-written proposals to surface lately and tackles a very worthwhile issue. It is our job as delegates to bring this fine piece to vote by the entire assembly.
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Postby Discoveria » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:19 pm

OOC: It could do with some copy-editing to correct the presentation and punctuation and such. But there is nothing substantial in the text that I would change.

On this basis I will be withholding my approval but this revised proposal has my support.

I'm pleased to note that this is yet another resolution which I've helped to name. Now if I could actually concentrate long enough to draft something myself... ;)
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Postby Abacathea » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:15 am

Gathered 2/3rds quorum without campaign so taking that as a good sign. Will make a run again when I have more time or when the telegram stamps come online seeing as I don't understand all this API stuff lol
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
(Co-Author)
S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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Postby Discoveria » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:26 am

OOC: Quick copy-edit since the last resolution shows there just isn't enough of that going on. Changes in red - please read carefully. Editing to conform with usual WA resolution style, apart from the numbering which I've left but would prefer to change to [1. 2. 3.] format. Capitalised operative words rendered in Sentence case for consistency - change them all back to UPPER CASE if you want.

Abacathea wrote:Final draft

Reducing Automobile Emissions
Category: Environmental | Area: Automobile manufacturing


Commending the efforts of many WA member-states to improving the quality of the environment and their willingness to adopt feasible approaches towards achieving this goal;

Believing that the reduction of waste emissions from the automotive sector is an international issue with significant climate implications, and further believing that no simple solutions exist to tackling these issues;

Noting that waste products or emissions from mechanical forms of transportation (such as cars, buses, trains, shipping, and air travel) constitute a significant source of atmospheric pollutants,, and believing that every nation and industry should accept a collective responsibility and affirmative response attitude towards lowering their output of these pollutants; What does "affirmative response attitude" mean? Seems like a meaningless buzzword to me.

Intending to reduce the environmental impact made by WA member nations through their automotive industries and general automotive operations;

The General Assembly:

Defines for the purpose of this resolution:

(i) "Automobile" as a vehicle designed for the carriage of goods or people, powered either fully or in part by an internal or external combustion engine;

(ii) "Emissions" as the harmful gas by-products released into the atmosphere as a direct result of the burning of carbon-based fuels (such as coal, natural gas, and petroleum products) via an internal combustion engine or likewise device; i.e. carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide; Please think about whether i.e. or e.g. is closer to your intended meaning there.

And hereby:

(i) Mandates that member-states take all practical and effective measures towards reducing vehicular emissions to the lowest financially and technically viable levels, and continue these measures as new technology becomes available so long as it remains practical to do so;

(ii) Mandates the creation of the International Vehicular Emissions Authority (IVEA);

(iii) Charges the IVEA with the following:

Setting reasonable and realistic targets for vehicular emissions, as well as standards for reporting vehicular emissions;

Requiring member-states to collect emissions data for vehicles currently in service and to submit this data annually to the IVEA;

Requiring vehicle manufacturers to provide emissions data for new vehicle models and to submit this data annually to the IVEA;

Requiring the IVEA to submit an annual report to the WA on overall emissions within member states as well as progress toward IVEA targets in new vehicle models;

(iv) Requires vehicle manufacturers to provide consumers with emissions ratings in compliance with IVEA reporting standards so that consumers can make educated choices when selecting new vehicles;

(v) Encourages member-states to offer incentives to the automotive industry to achieve the lowest viable emission rates possible and to educate their citizens on methods to reduce vehicular emissions from in-service vehicles;

(vi) Encourages member-states to provide incentives for the development of emission reduction technologies, as well as for the upgrading or replacement of vehicles with excessive emissions;

(vii) Recognizes the right of each nation to require vehicles sold or operated within their borders to adhere to stricter standards than those set by the IVEA.

(viii) Urges member-states to share effective emissions reduction techniques so that all states may achieve or surpass the IVEA targets.
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Postby Auralia » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:47 am

I've thoroughly re-written your proposal, removing the formatting issues and making it more concise:

Reducing Automobile Emissions
Category: Environmental | Area: Automobile Manufacturing

[INSERT PREAMBLE HERE]

Defining, for the purposes of this resolution:
  1. "automobile" as a vehicle designed for the carriage of goods or people, and
  2. "emissions" as gases released into the atmosphere that are established to be harmful to persons or the natural environment,
The General Assembly,

  1. Requires all member nations to take any and all economically viable measures to reduce automobile emissions;
  2. Establishes the International Automobile Emissions Commission (IAEC) with the following mandate:
    1. to create procedures for the collection and publishing of automobile emissions data by member nations and automobile manufacturers,
    2. to establish recommended automobile emissions standards based on this data,
    3. to submit an annual report to the World Assembly on automobile emissions in member nations, including projections of future automobile emissions and progress towards the implementation of IAEC standards;
  3. Further requires all member nations and automobile manufacturers to implement IAEC reporting standards;
  4. Encourages member nations to incentivize the development of automobile emission reduction technologies, as well as the modification or replacement of in-service automobiles producing excessive emissions;
  5. Further encourages member nations to share effective emissions reduction technologies with other nations.
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Postby Abacathea » Mon May 06, 2013 4:49 pm

OOC: been dealing with some health issues lately so will make a run at this soon when life stops getting in the way lol!
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
(Co-Author)
S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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Postby Abacathea » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:56 am

Auralia wrote:I've thoroughly re-written your proposal, removing the formatting issues and making it more concise:

Reducing Automobile Emissions
Category: Environmental | Area: Automobile Manufacturing

[INSERT PREAMBLE HERE]

Defining, for the purposes of this resolution:
  1. "automobile" as a vehicle designed for the carriage of goods or people, and
  2. "emissions" as gases released into the atmosphere that are established to be harmful to persons or the natural environment,
The General Assembly,

  1. Requires all member nations to take any and all economically viable measures to reduce automobile emissions;
  2. Establishes the International Automobile Emissions Commission (IAEC) with the following mandate:
    1. to create procedures for the collection and publishing of automobile emissions data by member nations and automobile manufacturers,
    2. to establish recommended automobile emissions standards based on this data,
    3. to submit an annual report to the World Assembly on automobile emissions in member nations, including projections of future automobile emissions and progress towards the implementation of IAEC standards;
  3. Further requires all member nations and automobile manufacturers to implement IAEC reporting standards;
  4. Encourages member nations to incentivize the development of automobile emission reduction technologies, as well as the modification or replacement of in-service automobiles producing excessive emissions;
  5. Further encourages member nations to share effective emissions reduction technologies with other nations.



I was iffy about using this at first, in part because I looked at it and thought to myself, if I use this, it no longer becomes my act, but i realized this is a little petty on my part. On re-reading, if it achieves the objective I'm happy, but I do want to tweak one or two things, overall though it is concise and direct and if the objective is served then so be it. Resultantly I issue a thanks for you taking the time to do this.
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
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G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
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S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
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S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
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Postby Bergnovinaia » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:57 am

OOC: Nice grave dig. Going on two months!
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Postby Abacathea » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:14 am

It's not a grave dig when it's my topic and I intend to see it forth. Thanks for the input though.
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
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S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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Postby Ponderosa » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:27 am

Bergnovinaia wrote:OOC: Nice grave dig. Going on two months!


Oh god bury it again.
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Postby Bergnovinaia » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:31 am

Abacathea wrote:It's not a grave dig when it's my topic and I intend to see it forth. Thanks for the input though.


You're welcome!

Now here's my actual input:

Commending the efforts of many WA member nations to improving the quality of the environment and their willingness to adapt feasible approaches towards achieving this goal.


Good fluff.

Believing that the reduction of waste emissions from the automotive sector is an international issue with significant climate implications. And further believing that no simple solutions exist to tackling these issues.


The second sentence is not grammatically correct. Never begin a sentence with "and," or any other conjunction. Also, you call it an international issue, I call it a domestic one since, as you've stated, some member states seem to be able to address emission standards just fine.

Noting that waste products/emissions from mechanical forms of transportation such as cars, buses, trains, shipping, and air travel, constitute a significant source of atmospheric pollutants and believing that that every nation and industry should accept a collective responsibility and affirmative response attitude towards lowering their output of these pollutants.


Sure... really depends on how heavy other industries are (i.e. burning coal, sometimes, is far worse than a significant number of cars on the road).

Intending to reduce the environmental impact made by WA member nations through their automotive industries and general automotive operations.


Replace with "Hereby." One word is better than this fluff sentence, since we already know your intent.

Defining, for the purposes of this resolution:
"automobile" as a mechanically propelled vehicle designed for the carriage of goods or people powered in part or fully by an engine or likewise device, and
"emissions" as gases released into the atmosphere that are established to be harmful to persons or the natural environment,
The General Assembly,


M'kay.

(i) Requires all member nations to take any and all economically viable measures to reduce automobile emissions;


Ok... this could be none if a nation considers them "economically unviable."

(ii) Establishes the International Automobile Emissions Commission (IAEC) with the following mandate:
-to create procedures for the collection and publishing of automobile emissions data by member nations and automobile manufacturers,


Ok.

-to establish recommended automobile emissions standards based on this data,


Once again, optional standards. I like this!

-to submit an annual report to the World Assembly on automobile emissions in member nations, including projections of future automobile emissions and progress towards the implementation of IAEC standards;


Oh, yay encroachment into sovereignty! Let's have people police our nations recording emissions data!

(iii) Further requires all member nations and automobile manufacturers to implement IAEC reporting standards;


That's nice. Not only national sovereignty, but the freedom of manufacturers as well. Cool!

(iv) Encourages member nations to incentivize the development of automobile emission reduction technologies, as well as the modification or replacement of in-service automobiles producing excessive emissions;


Another optional clause. Radical!

(v) Further encourages member nations to share effective emissions reduction technologies with other nations.


Another one!




Overall, I like the idea of automobile emission standards being regulated by the WA, but I don't think mandating encroachment into nations and manufacturers ' freedom is the way to approach this. Also, in my humble opinion, your resolution simply creates a committee that does about zero. So, as it stands, opposed. This was not worth the resurrection you performed.
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Postby Araraukar » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:57 am

Glad to see you out and about again, Abacathea. I'll give your proposal a fresh lookover once I'm less sleep-deprived. :)
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Postby Abacathea » Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:05 pm

Araraukar wrote:Glad to see you out and about again, Abacathea. I'll give your proposal a fresh lookover once I'm less sleep-deprived. :)


Appreciated, always happy for some constructive feedback your's in particular, unlike the dear nation of Ponderosa who clearly doesn't understand the constructive purposes for resurrecting this topic.
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
(Co-Author)
S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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Postby Abacathea » Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:18 pm

Bergnovinaia;

More input, I sincerely hope this is as good as the last dearest delegate, lets see,

Commending the efforts of many WA member nations to improving the quality of the environment and their willingness to adapt feasible approaches towards achieving this goal.


Good fluff.


Thank you.

Believing that the reduction of waste emissions from the automotive sector is an international issue with significant climate implications. And further believing that no simple solutions exist to tackling these issues.


The second sentence is not grammatically correct. Never begin a sentence with "and," or any other conjunction. Also, you call it an international issue, I call it a domestic one since, as you've stated, some member states seem to be able to address emission standards just fine.


One mans domestic issue is another mans international one. That soapbox argument could be made for any wa legislation so I'll be ignoring it if thats all the same. The grammer issue will be addressed though.

Intending to reduce the environmental impact made by WA member nations through their automotive industries and general automotive operations.


Replace with "Hereby." One word is better than this fluff sentence, since we already know your intent.


Agreed.

(i) Requires all member nations to take any and all economically viable measures to reduce automobile emissions;


Ok... this could be none if a nation considers them "economically unviable."


It's implied as with any legislation that a good faith effort to comply will be made, as a result one cannot simply presume nations will go "oh, we can't afford this" as an opt out clause. If you could think of how to address this, I'd be happy to review it.



-to establish recommended automobile emissions standards based on this data,


Once again, optional standards. I like this!


Far from optional, once the emission standards have been "recommended" there's still an expectancy these would be worked towards.

-to submit an annual report to the World Assembly on automobile emissions in member nations, including projections of future automobile emissions and progress towards the implementation of IAEC standards;


Oh, yay encroachment into sovereignty! Let's have people police our nations recording emissions data!


I really don't buy the natsov argument at all. If you didn't want encroachment into natsov, you shouldn't have joined the WA with the ideal of bettering nations.

(iii) Further requires all member nations and automobile manufacturers to implement IAEC reporting standards;


That's nice. Not only national sovereignty, but the freedom of manufacturers as well. Cool!


Any more so than say, the living wage act, oil tanker standards act or consumer product safety acts do/did? Were you against them too?

(iv) Encourages member nations to incentivize the development of automobile emission reduction technologies, as well as the modification or replacement of in-service automobiles producing excessive emissions;


Another optional clause. Radical!

(v) Further encourages member nations to share effective emissions reduction technologies with other nations.


Another one!


You act like you've never seen an encouragement clause before, i suspect this was more nitpicking to prove a point than anything else.


Overall, I like the idea of automobile emission standards being regulated by the WA, but I don't think mandating encroachment into nations and manufacturers ' freedom is the way to approach this. Also, in my humble opinion, your resolution simply creates a committee that does about zero. So, as it stands, opposed. This was not worth the resurrection you performed.


We'll agree to disagree on this. Some of your feedback will be taken on board, others, well.... Thanks for the input all the same.
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
(Co-Author)
S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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Postby Ponderosa » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:41 pm

Abacathea wrote:
Araraukar wrote:Glad to see you out and about again, Abacathea. I'll give your proposal a fresh lookover once I'm less sleep-deprived. :)


Appreciated, always happy for some constructive feedback your's in particular, unlike the dear nation of Ponderosa who clearly doesn't understand the constructive purposes for resurrecting this topic.


Oh, I understand your point of view. I just don't want the WA setting my nation's emission standards.
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Postby Bergnovinaia » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:23 am

I really don't buy the natsov argument at all. If you didn't want encroachment into natsov, you shouldn't have joined the WA with the ideal of bettering nations.


You may not buy the NatSov argument at all, but considering that Bergnovinaia is centrist, and not NatSov, you should perhaps consider that our alarm stems from elsewhere. We believe that the WA can work to better the world, but that the WA should not police member states in every nook and cranny of society. Your proposal, while well written and, in our opinion, meritorious, unfortunately crosses this ethical line. We could see our nation implementing this as a national law, but must remain opposed to this as international law.
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