REPORT CRITICIZES GOVERNMENT'S NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT PLAN

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22 September 2007

OTTAWA:
A new report by a federal government body is strongly criticizing the Conservative Party government’s environment plan. The plan was introduced this year after the government decided that Canada’s commitment to the targets under the international Kyoto Protocol were unattainable. The National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy says that government estimates on the effectiveness of its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are likely overstated. The report concluded that nine different government programs either exaggerated their benefits or failed to justify their claims. In some cases, cuts to emissions are counted twice. The report predicts that the programs would not help Canada to meet the reduction targets set out by the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. (Radio Canada International)

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