Canada Kyoto Protocol

Politicians: Clean Water, Air and Soil Should Be Your Priority

David Suzuki | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

We are, above all else, biological beings, with an absolute need for clean air from the moment of birth to the last death rattle. We are about 60 per cent water by weight, so we need clean water to be healthy. We eat plants and animals for our nourishment, so whatever they're exposed to ends up in our bodies. We need clean soil to give us clean food. These are basic, biological facts and should be the prism through which any decision is made at individual, corporate or government levels. Protection of air, water, soil and the web of life should be the highest social, political and economic priority.

Canada Has a Bad Case of Oil Sands Fever

Yves Engler | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

Environmentalists and union activists should be making common cause by explaining how tar sands profits that go to the rich and powerful cost Canadian workers hundreds of thousands of jobs. Expansion of the tar sands and the resulting bouts of Oil Sands fever may be good for capitalists but it will further weaken the job market and do great harm to Canadian workers.

Will Harper Ever Pay for His Climate Crimes?

Yves Engler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

Despite a growing human toll and scientific consensus on climate change, the Harper Conservatives have pushed to grow the "carbon bomb." At every turn, Harper's government has blocked progress on setting minimally serious targets for reducing CO2 emissions.

Why Should Canada Have a Seat at the Climate Change Table?

Megan Leslie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Megan Leslie

Why should the rest of the world take the Conservative government seriously at the annual UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw or next year in Lima or in Paris in 2015? We've been regularly shamed by the international community, receiving the ignominious "Fossil of the Year" title five years in a row. As it stands now, their actions on everything from emissions regulations to climate finance aren't living up to the standards of the international community, or the standards that Canadians deserve.

Canada's Withdrawal From Kyoto Upheld By Court

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The Federal Court has upheld the right of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government to withdraw from the Kyoto accord last December.But th...

PHOTOS: Canada's Top Polluting Provinces

CBC | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Politics

As Canada begins the process of withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol this year, and Quebec launches the country's first cap-and-trade system regulating...

Former MP Taking Legal Action Against Tories Over Kyoto Breach

CBC | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Politics

A former Quebec politician is planning legal action against the Conservative government for pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol, calling the move uncons...

Kyoto Withdrawal Costs Quebec Company A Client

CBC | Posted 02.19.2012 | Canada Business

A U.K.-based company is refusing to buy products from Canada following the Conservative government's decision to formally withdraw from the Kyoto acco...

Canada's New Best Friend

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.15.2012 | Canada Politics

MOSCOW - Russia supports Canada's decision to pull out of the Kyoto Protocol, says its foreign ministry, reaffirming Friday that Moscow will not take ...

Kyoto Withdrawal: There Must Be a Political Price to Be Paid

Elizabeth May | Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

Despite Peter Kent's "Kyoto is in the past" mentality, look what was approved in Durban: a second commitment period under Kyoto. Hardly "in the past." What's in the past? Canada's reputation as a country with any integrity.

Canada Pulls Out Of Kyoto

CBC | Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada is formally withdrawing from the Kyoto accord, Environment Minister Peter Kent said Monday. The decision to do so will save the gov...

Do Not Mourn the Demise of Durban

Cameron Fenton | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

The historical culprits for causing climate change have gotten away with murder in Durban, abandoning their responsibility for this crisis and placing the burden upon the shoulders of the world. But this is not the time to mourn Durban. We must organize and create a just, sustainable future.

2015 Sound Like A Good Year For A Climate Deal?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA -- Canada's environment minister would like to see a new global treaty that binds all the world's big polluters hammered out in the next few y...

Canada Changes Tone On New Climate Deal

CBC | Posted 02.07.2012 | Canada Politics

Environment Minister Peter Kent says countries shouldn't rush into a second chapter of Kyoto because they are worried about a vacuum in global efforts...

Canada Officially Withdrawing From Kyoto

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada will not renew its commitment to the Kyoto protocol, despite a tempting climate-change offer from China, Environment Minister Peter Ke...

Remember When Canada Was an Environmental Leader?

Tzeporah Berman | Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada Politics
Tzeporah Berman

Santa won't be delighted to hear that Canada plans to pull out of the Kyoto Protocol just before Christmas (the North Pole may soon be ice-free in the summer) but it's the real people who live on this continent and know the reality of climate change for whom the Canadian flag has been sullied.

We've Finally Escaped Kyoto's Flawed Mythology

Peter Worthington | Posted 01.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

For the past 14 years, leftist elements in Canada have trumpeted Kyoto's virtues -- that we've been a leading exponent of it, at the forefront to save the planet from carbon emissions that are warming the planet to the eventual disaster of us all. But Canada never -- not once -- abided by the dictums of Kyoto.

Kent Refuses To Confirm Withdrawal From Kyoto

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Ripping up the Kyoto Accord may ready Canada for a bruising at international climate talks in South Africa this week but allows it to avoid a...