The proposed Canadian scheme will be introduced in 2008 to coincide with the first phase of the Kyoto accord
, which runs until 2012.
The delegation from Tuvalu, a country of coral atolls in the eastern Pacific Ocean situated a precarious five meters above sea level, said small island states are disappointed with the United States and Australia, both of which remain uncommitted to reducing emissions under the Kyoto Accord
Instead of endorsing the Kyoto accord
, the US government has proposed an alternative plan that offers incentives to the business community to reduce greenhouse-gas and power-plant emissions by 4.5% over a 10-year period.
We think the world will be better served by allowing American businesses to invest the money needed to conform to the Kyoto accord
instead be put into new technological innovations that could actually reduce the emissions as sought by the accord.
The Kyoto Accord
came into effect yesterday so we can now all sleep more soundly in our beds.
President Bush has rejected the Kyoto accord
, arguing that the carbon emission cuts it demands would damage the U.S.
He also commended the government for setting aside April 7 as a Day of Remembrance of the Rwandan Genocide; for signing the Kyoto Accord
to reduce deadly greenhouse gases; for maintaining a Cuban policy, independent of the United States; for its peacekeeping endeavours in the world, particularly its commitment in assisting the rebuilding of Afghanistan.
Let us all keep striving toward the goals of the Kyoto Accord
, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and all those other noble treaties, the conventions, and accords that we have written in the past 100 years.
The Pew Centre for Global Climate Change in the US, where the government has rejected the Kyoto accord
, published a study on Nov.
The Kyoto accord
uses the year 1990 as the baseline for control of emissions.
Canada previously ratified the Kyoto Accord
which the U.S.
Public awareness and policy-making lag years behind the rest of the world, as the impending implementation of the Kyoto accord
, without US participation, illustrates.