The Copenhagen Summit and the Lack of a National Perspective

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The Copenhagen Summit and the Lack of a National Perspective
Canada as a divided house
Most people would agree that the recent Copenhagen Summit was a significant failure. In fact, the Canadians ended up scaling back expectations and targets for greenhouse gas reductions. With the above in mind, the question that must be asked is to what extent the government’s approach to climate negotiations fairly represented a ‘national perspective’ on environmental issues? In the view of this writer, the government failed to present anything akin to a national perspective because its efforts at cutting emissions brought different provinces into conflict with one another; others argue that the Canadian government failed to present what can be construed...
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