n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - Are climate change policies justiciable? : notes
|Article Title||Are climate change policies justiciable? : notes|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||373 - 382|
|Keyword(s)||University of Johannesburg|
ISI Social Science
Canada's Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act 2007 has a simple and straightforward preamble. It states that Canada, as a signatory to both the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992) and the Kyoto Protocol (1997), has a "clear responsibility to take action on climate change", given that the country's per capita greenhouse gas emissions "are amongst the highest in the world, and that some of the most severe impacts of climate change are already unfolding in Canada, particularly in the Arctic". It further reminds the Canadian government of its Kyoto Protocol obligation, namely to reduce the country's average annual greenhouse gas emissions during the period 2008-2012 to six per cent below the 1990 levels.
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