In Canada, Fed. Gov’t Stalls, Provinces Act On Climate

Law360, New York (December 9, 2009, 1:53 PM EST) -- Canada's federal government has been almost completely inactive on the climate change front in the lead-up to the Copenhagen climate conference, which started Monday and wraps up Dec. 18. But provincial governments have sprung into action, leading experts to believe that the country's skyrocketing emissions may soon reverse course.

As part of the Kyoto Protocol, Canada promised to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 6 percent below 1990 levels by 2012. However, its emissions actually increased more than 26 percent from 1990 to 2007, the latest year...
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