Canada part of 3-country anti-Kyoto pact: UN

UN climate head Christiana Figueres said Canada, Russia and Japan have formed a three-country bloc opposing extension of the Kyoto Protocol past 2012, the Canadian Press reported. Ms. Figueres made the remarks at the global climate change summit in Cancun, Mexico. The Harper government position means that the country is again receiving scorn for its efforts to obstruct global climate change talks. But Canada has objected to Kyoto for years because it does not include the world's top two greenhouse gas emitters, China and the United States, meaning the government considers it ineffective.

Published: Wednesday, 12/08/2010 12:00 am EST

UN climate head Christiana Figueres said Canada, Russia and Japan have formed a three-country bloc opposing extension of the Kyoto Protocol past 2012, the Canadian Press reported. Ms. Figueres made the remarks at the global climate change summit in Cancun, Mexico. The Harper government position means that the country is again receiving scorn for its efforts to obstruct global climate change talks. But Canada has objected to Kyoto for years because it does not include the world's top two greenhouse gas emitters, China and the United States, meaning the government considers it ineffective.

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