Canada, once a world leader on environmental issues, is lagging behind on climate change yet again. The United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen began yesterday, seeking an international agreement for action on the climate crisis.
On the first day of the negotiations, Canada was recognized with a “Fossil of the Day” award – given to countries that are blocking progress in the talks – for planning not to negotiate in Copenhagen. This position doesn’t represent the will of Canadians, as over 150,000 of us have signed the KYOTOplus petition calling for strong solutions in Copenhagen and concrete action here at home.
There is still time for Canada’s team to show true leadership on the climate issue. The Copenhagen summit is the time to do it.