Canada: Don't Expect Us to Hit G-8 Emissions Target

A day after G-8 leaders signed a declaration saying that the developed countries of the world had an obligation to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 80% from 1990 levels by 2050, the Canadian Environment Minister said that an 80% reduction would not be “practical” for his country.

Their 2050 commitment is a reduction between 60%-70% of 1990 levels.

With Bush off the scene, it appears that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is assuming the position of most recalcitrant world leader on climate change.  This comes on the heels of his refusal to join a new international organization designed to promote renewable energy strateiges and cooperation worldwide.