Urbin Report

Friday, April 20, 2007

Another country figures out Kyoto

The Canadian government figures out what 98 members of the US Senate figured out.
The Kyoto Treaty was an economic transfer program from the first world to third, not an environmental treaty.

This week's announcement by the Canadian government -- that it may join a U.S.-led coalition focused on voluntary emissions cuts -- could be part of a global shift away from Kyoto's binding targets.

In a somewhat surprising development, Canada, a long-time supporter of the Kyoto Protocol, announced that it may want to join the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (AP6), a six-nation coalition focusing on voluntary emission-reduction steps and technology transfers. Many environmentalists oppose AP6 out of a fear that it may undermine political support for the legally binding Kyoto treaty.

HT to Mr. Reynolds