Canada Takes 1st Place Fossil of the Day for Supporting a “Zombie” Kyoto

Cancun, Mexico – Canada earned the 1st place Fossil of the Day for only supporting the continuation of the Kyoto Protocol if it didn’t have to take on any pollution reduction commitments for itself. This is Canada’s fourth Fossil, and second 1st place Fossil, at the Cancun negotiations. On Monday, it took all three Fossils for a year spent weakening its greenhouse gas reduction efforts. Canada currently has earned the most Fossils of any country in the Cancun climate change talks.

The text of the award reads:

“Canada earns the 1st place Fossil. Yesterday we learned two things about Canada and Kyoto:

– the UNFCCC Executive Secretary named Canada as one of the countries not willing to commit to a second phase of Kyoto here in Cancun

– A Canadian negotiator told Climate Action Network that ‘no one is trying to kill Kyoto.’

To you and me, that might sound like a contradiction. But upon investigation, it turned out that Canada is perfectly happy to see Kyoto continue – it shouldn’t have any targets in it. In other words, the patient isn’t dead: she’s just had her heart removed. This chilling vision of a ‘zombie Kyoto’ earns Canada a first place Fossil.”

Contact:
Kyle Gracey
kylegracey@sustainus.org
USA: +1 814 659 2405
Mexico: +52 1 998 108 5993

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