Welcome to the UN’s Hotel Kyoto.
Lorne Gunter writes in the National Post:
After federal Environment Minister Peter Kent announced Monday that Canada would be withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol on carbon emissions, the head of the UN agency that administers the protocol said she would not permit Ottawa to do so.
Christiana Figueres, the Costa Rican diplomat and bureaucrat who is executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said Tuesday, “I regret that Canada has announced it will withdraw,” but, she added, “whether or not Canada is a party to the Kyoto Protocol, it has a legal obligation under the Convention to reduce its emissions.”
Welcome to the UN’s Hotel Kyoto: “You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.”
What arrogance; what rot.