It’s time to move forward

Editor: I have to shake my head at the strange fixation people have with the obsolete Kyoto accord.

Editor:

I have to shake my head at the strange fixation people have with the obsolete Kyoto accord.

The world and the global economy have both changed dramatically since Kyoto was first implemented. It’s time to move forward and come up with a new agreement that reflects the present not the past.

Kyoto covers less than 30 per cent of total global emissions and only requires China, the world’s single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions to produce a national climate change plan without any legally binding reduction targets.

The only way to achieve real reductions and results is through a new international climate change agreement that includes commitments from all major emitters, including the rapidly emerging economies of China, India and Brazil.

Here in B.C., significant efforts are being made to tap into the province’s plentiful clean energy resources and to develop new clean energy technologies we can export to the world.

Flexibility is the way forward.

Michael McBratney

Pitt Meadows