Kyoto Fiasco In Shambles
After New Zealand, now it's Canada.
Ottawa — A team of officials responsible for a key part of the Kyoto implementation plan has been decimated by resignations, raising questions about whether insiders believe the plan can work. The now-depleted team is responsible for securing emissions reductions from 700 companies in mining and manufacturing, oil and gas, and thermal electricity, which account for almost half of Canada's greenhouse emissions.Filed under: it's-not-gonna-work
“The key people that we dealt with are almost all gone," said John Bennett of the Sierra Club. “They had the expertise and the calculations and had negotiated with industry for a couple of years. They have to all be replaced."
He said Environment Canada doesn't have staff in place to fulfill Kyoto implementation, “and it's not just about emissions-trading, it's right across the board."