Will the Kyoto Protocol die in Durban? Calls for a new treaty

Globe and Mail

With just days remaining to salvage the Kyoto climate treaty, a mood of gloom is descending over the negotiations. Even the most optimistic diplomats are finding it hard to imagine how a deal can be reached.

Briefings by the major negotiating players on Wednesday were a study in contrasts: frustration and anger among Kyoto’s supporters, compared with calmness and confidence among Kyoto’s opponents, including Canada.

Read more about the potential death of the protocol

Meanwhile, Canada’s Environment Minister Peter Kent has called for a new global climate change treaty by 2015, which reveals a softened stance and calls for a new treaty. Read more about his calls for a new treaty.

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