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While Alberta, Ontario and Quebec move forward, BC’s carbon emissions are rising.
While it is encouraging that a path forward now exists for an international agreement on climate change, the deal completed Sunday in Durban, South Africa, will allow greenhouse gas emissions to continue rising until 2020, at which point we may well exceed the tipping point on global warming, Citizens Climate Lobby said Monday.
Delegates at the United Nations climate talks, held August 11-14 in Bonn, submitted CO2 reduction targets that fell short of cuts — between 25 and 40 percent — outlined by a U.N. panel of scientists. Industrialized nations, excluding the U.S., have only planned to reduce greenhouse gas emissions between 15 and 20 percent below 1990-levels…