|Five years later
progress had been slow. At Kyoto more stringent goals were set. Individual
targets were set for each of the developed countries after some negotiation.
|Canada came away
from that meeting with no recognition that it has more potential for
population growth than many of the developed countries. Our target, at 6%
below 1990 levels is very near the average of about 5%.
developing countries were not asked to meet a target in view of their
low per capita emissions and the need for energy to improve their lot.
point for Canada is that international emission/permit credit trading is
allowed and supported under Kyoto. This allows for the purchase of emission
reductions from other countries.