Canada’s environment minister Peter Kent has announced that the country is withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol, the world’s only legally binding instrument set up in 1997 for curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Kent says Canada is invoking its legal right to withdraw. The move comes just one day after marathon United Nations talks concluded in Durban, South Africa to secure the ‘Durban Platform’ a legally binding program for GHG emissions from 2015 onward. “The Kyoto Protocol does not represent the path forward for Canada,”...
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