APEC leaders address protectionism, not climate change - Macleans.ca

APEC leaders address protectionism, not climate change

Harper, Obama and other Pacific Rim leaders came to an agreement in Singapore that will help exporters

by

APEC leaders in Singapore came to an agreement on trade that rejects protectionism and should cut costs for exporters, during the two-day conference, attended by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama. But the other goal of addressing climate change was nearly dead in the water. In fact, the leaders even acknowledged that they thought the upcoming Copenhagen climate change conference was also unlikely to yield any major action, as there is too much disagreement between the countries. But, according to Harper, the leaders agreed to try for a “broader political agreement” at that meeting in December.

Ottawa Citizen

Filed under: