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Thursday, February 8, 2007

Baird says no to Kyoto targets, carbon trading

Minister of Environment John Baird says that while Canada will set short-term targets for air pollutants and greenhouse gases, regulate air pollution from industry and fuel efficiency of motor vehicles, it not try to meet Kyoto greenhouse gas targets.

"To achieve that kind of target through domestic reductions would require a rate of emissions decline unmatched by any modern nation in the history of the world,'' Baird said.

"Except those who have suffered economic collapse, such as Russia.''

Baird also said Canada will not take part in emissions trading markets that have been started by some European countries to achieve pollution targets.

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