Climate Action Network Canada releases, Fuelling the Problem, a report on tax breaks to oil and gas companies in Canada.
Canada’s Campaign to Kill Climate Policies Outside Our Borders
Never-before released documents obtained by CAN Canada
reveal that the Government of Canada has established an “Oil Sands
Advocacy Strategy” in the Department of Foreign Affairs, and that
federal officials are systematically trying to kill clean energy and
climate change policies in other countries in order to promote the
interests of oil companies.
COP-16, the annual United Nations climate change conference, took place in Cancún, Mexico between November 29th and December 11th, 2010.
In 2009, at the previous conference in Copenhagen, the Harper government's strategy was widely perceived as one of blocking efforts towards a meaningful and binding agreement. Canada was also the only country in the world to return from Copenhagen and announce a weakening in its targets.
While the agreement reached in Cancun represents an improvement over the failed talks in Copenhagen and opens the possibility for countries to negotiate a legally binding agreement in 2011, the Harper government continued to marginalize Canada at the conference.