n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - Are climate change policies justiciable? : notes

Volume 2011, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0257-7747
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2207



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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