Con Plan Won’t Meet Kyoto Accord

j0433143.jpgThe Star says the Cons plan is not going to meet the Kyoto Accord.

The program would fall short of achieving the target of the Kyoto Protocol, a six per cent cut in emissions from 1990 levels by 2012, but it would be stronger than anything the Conservatives have suggested to date.

Why am I not surprised about this? Any government that would re-open bulk water talks with the US is clearly not concerned about the environment.

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15 thoughts on “Con Plan Won’t Meet Kyoto Accord

  1. Steve V says:

    Another link which says the Cons will offer this hypocrisy:

    “It would allow companies to purchase carbon credits under the Kyoto protocol’s clean development mechanism, which is intended to encourage investment in poor countries.

    “Broadening the scope of the emissions trading system to include Canada’s international partners can reduce overall compliance costs to Canadian industry.”

    I can’t wait to hear Baird spin.

  2. Woman At Mille 0 says:

    I am wondering if these two items in the article you pointed to are to be met through the use of biofuels from food, a totally bogus idea which will only cause hardship to our food bills and the world’s poor….well that would just top it wouldn’t it?

    ) A $15-million ecoTechnology for Vehicles Program for testing and promoting environmentally friendly vehicle technology.

    -A $22-million ecoEnergy for Fleets Program aimed at operators and managers of Canada’s commercial vehicle fleets.

  3. Tory@York says:

    When will you people realize that nothing we do from this point on will get us to meet the Kyoto target. 12 years of your precious Liberals inaction has made sure of that. The Conservatives are at least realistic and don’t have their heads shoved up their asses blind to reality.

  4. Kyle Olsen says:

    Why would you call buying credits under “Kyoto protocol’s clean development mechanism” wrong?

    It may be the only way we meet our targets, and will feature highly in any Liberal plan that trys to meet the end goals by 2012.

  5. Steve V says:

    “When will you people realize that nothing we do from this point on will get us to meet the Kyoto target. 12 years of your precious Liberals inaction has made sure of that. The Conservatives are at least realistic and don’t have their heads shoved up their asses blind to reality.”

    It’s not even about meeting Kyoto, it’s about how we move forward. If you favour intensity targets, then you effectively endorse increased overall emissions. If you make technological claims by 2012, like “clean coal” and carbon sequestration, you are being intellectually dishonest.

    The Conservatives are counting on you having you head up your ass, to try and paint their intiative as truly tackling the problem. Intensity targets are smoke and mirrors, and morons like yourself will buy it. They count on your ignorance.

  6. Tory@York says:

    “The Conservatives are counting on you having you head up your ass, to try and paint their intiative as truly tackling the problem. Intensity targets are smoke and mirrors, and morons like yourself will buy it. They count on your ignorance.”

    And 12 years of the Liberals saying one thing, and doing another, isnt counting on the electorates (meaning your) ignorance?

  7. Woman At Mile 0 says:

    The plan is weaker than Rona’s plan…sigh. Do you think Baird’s spending too much time on his hair?

    “A draft climate plan being considered by the federal government would weaken the long-term goal for cutting greenhouse emissions from what was announced by former environment minister Rona Ambrose last October.”

  8. Steve V says:

    “The plan is weaker than Rona’s plan…sigh. Do you think Baird’s spending too much time on his hair?”

    Wow, that’s quite a statement! Not really relevant, but is that a rug?

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