Issue Date: Dec 14, 2011
Just a day after the Durban climate meet, Canada announced its decision to pull out of the Kyoto Protocol. “The Kyoto Protocol does not represent the path forward for Canada. It does not include two of the world’s largest emitters—the US and China—and therefore it cannot work,” said Peter Kent, Canada’s environment minister, in a media briefing in Toronto. Referring to Kyoto Protocol as an “impediment”, he said that the Durban Platform was the “way forward”.
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