Canada withdrawing from Kyoto, official says

By REUTERS
December 12, 2011 23:38

OTTAWA - Canada will formally withdraw from the Kyoto protocol on climate change, a government official told Reuters on Monday, making it the first nation to pull out.

The official did not give details, but Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent, who has said it was a mistake for Canada to have signed up for Kyoto, has scheduled a media availability for 5 p.m. (2200 GMT) in Ottawa.


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