How Canada can emerge as a global environmental leader after a decade long deepfreeze on global climate action: by supporting human rights in Paris Climate Agreement

The Hills Time Online

December 1st, 2015

PARIS, FRANCE—It has been a long and arduous road from Ottawa to Paris. After nine years of political retrenchment from global climate processes, Canada had developed a reputation as an environmental laggard that culminated in a “Lifetime Unachievement Fossil Award” at the Warsaw climate talks in 2013.

This inglorious distinction was awarded to Canada for being the only country in the world to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol (an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [UNFCCC] which commits its Parties to setting internationally binding greenhouse gas emission reduction targets), among other reasons.

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