5e prix Fossile pour le Canada

Texte de remise du prix Fossile au Canada

Les gens « renseignés » et ceux qui tentent de survivre accordent la 3e place au Canada lors de la remise des prix Fossiles.

Le ministre canadien de l’Environnement, Peter Kent, a déclaré hier que les personnes qui ont décerné les prix Fossiles au Canada au cours de la semaine étaient en fait des personnes «mal informées» et des « idéologistes».

3e place pour le Canada à la remise des prix Fossiles

Pourtant, du point de vue des spécialistes sur la question des changements climatiques, il semble plutôt que Kent soit parmi les ministres les plus « mal informés » au monde. Au lieu de reconnaitre sa responsabilité historique dans les changements climatiques et travailler avec les autres nations pour trouver des solutions, le Canada semble idéologiquement motivé à donner priorité aux pollueurs, avant le peuple, et au profit, avant la santé de la planète.

 À la Chambre des communes, une ronde d’applaudissements a suivi l’annonce des prix Fossiles remis au Canada cette semaine. Le gouvernement canadien se moquerait-il de la mort, de la faim et des migrations forcées?

Si Peter Kent était à Durban en ce moment, il saurait que personne ne rit ici. En fait, les autres pays condamnent le Canada pour sa mauvaise foi dans les négociations. Le Canada ne laisse aucun choix aux autres États à Durban : il sera laissé derrière.

5e prix Fossile pour le Canada

5e prix Fossile pour le Canada

ENGLISH VERSION

Climate Action Network Canada

The “informed” and “survival-driven” award Canada with a fossil of the day for no laughing matter

Canada’s Environment Minister, Peter Kent, stated yesterday that the fossils awarded to Canada this week came from the ‘uninformed’ and the ‘ideologically driven’.

Yet, from the perspective of people on the frontlines of global climate change, it would seem that Kent is one of the most ‘uninformed’ Environment Ministers in the world.  Rather than acknowledge its historical responsibility for climate change and work with other nations towards finding solutions, Canada seems to be ideologically driven to put polluters before people and profit before a healthy planet.

When Canada’s fossils were announced in the House of Commons, a round of applause broke out. Is the Canadian government laughing about death, starvation, and displacement?

If Peter Kent were in Durban right now, he would know that no one is laughing here. In fact, other countries are condemning Canada for negotiating in bad faith.  Canada is leaving the world no choice but to leave them behind here in Durban.”

“The 2nd place Fossil goes to New Zealand for proposing the most Flexible Mechanism imaginable with no oversight or review. Bring on the wild west. They want to be able to use any market mechanisms they wish with absolutely no oversight or international review!  There would be no way to ensure that the units from one mechanism have not been sold two or three times to another such mechanism. This would likely unleash a wild west carbon market with double or triple counting of offsets and a likely increase of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. ”

Brazil earns the 1st place Fossil.

As the world watches stunned by the lack of urgency in the negotiations in Durban on the search for a global solution to a global threat, some countries are capable of a level of cynicism and disregard for the consequences of their actions which leave us bewildered.

This time it is Brazil. Yes, Brazil the same country that hosted the Earth Summit in 1992 that gave rise to the Climate Convention and later to the Kyoto Protocol.

The same country that will host the Rio+20 meeting next year. To what end we ask?

If the new Brazilian forest law, now going through congress, is approved as is, it will be a disaster for the Brazilian forests, for the climate, for the indigenous people in the amazon and elsewhere, for the preservation of biodiversity and priceless environmental services.

What is Brazil asking for here, if back home the new law creates the opportunities for an increase in greenhouse gas emissions many times Brazil´s total emissions today.

Actually, the negative the impact of the new law has already began and the law has not even gotten the final vote in the house and the senate.

When the ministry of Environment announced this week that the new law will help Brazil meet the greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal CAN sees no other alternative other than to present Brazil with our most notorious award – the Fossil of the day.

Apparently the Minister of Environment has “delayed” her trip to Durban because of the negotiations of the forest law in the congress. We heartily welcome the Minister to come to Durban, receive this award and to explain to the world how cutting down trees reduces emissions of greenhouse gases.”

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