Post-Kyoto Canada and Environment

Kyoto “The rising cost of fossil fuel energy and the increasing deterioration of the Earth’s climate and ecology are the driving factors that will condition all of the economic and political decisions we make in the course of the next half-century,” said Jeremy Rifkin in his book The Emphatic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis, 2009. Recently global warming has become an acute problem that needs to be solved with collective efforts. Kyoto Protocol was the one among such efforts. Canada’s withdrawal from the protocol put the country’s image, its place on the global economy and commitments to environment under doubt.

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