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Canada and Climate Change
This paper explores Canada's climate change policies from 1997 until 2006.
# 101713 | 2,351 words | 12 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper reveals that global climate change is one of the most pressing environmental, economic, political and social issues facing the world. The paper discusses how the Canada's conservative government of today is moving away from the Kyoto Protocol, following a policy path closer to that of the United States. The paper explains why Canada's policies around climate change have been changing so often.

Why has Canada taken these Actions?
What Should Have Been Done?

From the Paper:

"Canada has engaged in a number of activities in relation to combating global climate change. On December 17, 2002 Canada became the one-hundredth country to ratify the Kyoto Protocol(Weibust 2003: 287). By ratifying the Kyoto Protocol Canada made firm commitments to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. According to MacDonald Douglas and Heather A. Smith in "Promises Made, Promises Broken", Canadian Negotiators agreed to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by 6 per cent no later then 2012(Douglas and Smith 1999-2000: 357). What this means is that Canada under Prime Minister John Chretien was certainly willing to co-operate with the larger world community. They had made firm commitments and seemed to be following similar policy paths to European Union."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anonymous(2006), "PM announces Canada's Clean Air Act" on Government of Canada Webpage: asp?category=1&id=1348.
  • Bell, Ruth Greenspan(2006), "The Kyoto Placebo" in Issues in Science and Technology, Research Library, Vol.22, Iss.2, Winter: 28-31.
  • Cinq-Mars, Katerin(2006), "Improving Canada's Climate Change Performance" in Opinion Politics, October: 12-17.
  • Kirton, John(2007), Canadian Foreign Policy, Thomson-Nelson, Canada.
  • MacDonald, Douglas and Smith, Heather A(1999-2000), "Promises Made Promises Broken" in International oseethal, Vol.55:357-367.

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