13 Dec '11, 12am

Canada is withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol, its environment minister announced

Canada is withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol, its environment minister announced

Canada's Environment Minister Peter Kent delivers a statement announcing Canada will formally withdraw from the Kyoto protocol on climate change on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Dec 12, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS OTTAWA (AFP) - Canada is formally withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol, becoming the first country to abandon the agreement on climate change after ratifying it, its environment minister announced on Monday. 'We are invoking Canada's legal right to formally withdraw from Kyoto,' Environment Minister Peter Kent said, following a marathon United Nations climate conference in South Africa. The landmark pact reached in 1997 is the only global treaty that sets down targeted curbs in global emissions. But its targeted curbs apply only to rich countries, excluding the United States, which has refused to ratify the accord. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by ...

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