Canada to pull out of the Kyoto Protocol #COP17

Lusanda Bill
29 November 2011

The Canadian Youth Delegation on Monday launched a new line of uniforms for Canadian negotiators.

Malkolm Boothroyd who is part of the Canadian Youth Delegation says they launched the line to illustrate the corporate influence on the Canadian negotiators.

One of the main agendas at COP17/CMP7 is the Kyoto Protocol. It has been reported that Canada will be pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol.

Boothroyd says it is vitally important for the Kyoto Protocol to exist because if not then it’s just going to be a voluntary agreement that does not have the necessary ambitions to deal with climate change.

Malkolm Boothroyd added that governments need to put people before polluters.

Canada’s Minister of Environment Peter Kent was quoted in an article as saying the Kyoto Protocol is out of date because it excludes major emitters among developing nations, including China, India and Brazil.

Canada is only expected to make an official announcement on the 23rd of December 2011

(Full interview with Malkolm Boothroyd Canadian Delegation) - Malkolm Boothroyd Canadian Youth Delegation


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