Canada’s submission to UN climate change conference ‘deceitful’: critics

OTTAWA – The Harper government is being accused of misleading the world about the toughness of its plan to force industry to bury greenhouse gas emissions underground.

Opposition parties and environmental groups say a submission made by Canada to a United Nations climate change conference this week in Bangkok is “deceitful” since it suggests the government is imposing immediate reductions in pollution through the deployment of new technology, when in fact, there are no regulations in place.

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Climate change now a UN human rights issue

GENEVA (AFP) — Climate change is now officially a human rights issue, as the UN Human Rights Council on Friday passed a resolution on the subject, recognising that the world’s poor are particularly vulnerable.

The council also gave the green light for a study into the impact of climate change on human rights, describing climate change as a “global problem .. that requires a global solution”.

The resolution, submitted by the Maldives and passed without a vote, also noted that the poor tend to have limited resources to cope with the impact of global warming.

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