Thursday, July 2, 2009

Canada's emissions among world's highest: WWF

By Dan Karpenchuk in Toronto

ABC News Online, Thu Jul 2, 2009

A new study from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) says Canada has fallen to last place among G8 nations on the climate scorecard.

WWF Canada director Keith Steward says nowhere else on Earth do fewer people enjoy the stewardship of more resources than Canada.

Yet Mr Steward says the country now stands dead last in protecting the country from dangerous climate change.

He says the study shows that Canada's greenhouse gas emissions are steadily increasing, and its per capita emissions are among the highest in the world.

A plan to curb emissions was developed a year ago but has yet to be implemented.

The study looked at changes in greenhouse gas emissions since 1990, how close they are to their emissions targets under Kyoto, energy policies and the share of renewable energy used.

The full report can be downloaded at

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