China lectures Canada on climate change

China: Canada setting "bad example"

Canada’s rumored plan to drop out of the Kyoto Protocol by year-end is “setting a bad example” for other advanced economies as talks on a new climate deal are underway in Durban, South Africa, China’s official news agency said on Wednesday. “While delegations from every country attend the Durban climate conference to discuss a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol, one can imagine the damage done by this ‘rumour’,” Xinhua said. Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent refused to confirm allegations that Canada is about to withdraw from the current climate treaty, but told reporters on Monday that a new global deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions would have to include binding targets for China and India as well.