Alcan, Bombardier, Shell Canada, Falconbridge Call For 50-Year Action Plan On Cl

Posted on Saturday, November 19 at 11:31 by BC Mary
"As corporate leaders representing a broad cross-section of the Canadian economy, we believe that all governments, corporations, consumers and citizens have responsibilities under the Kyoto protocol," the letter says. "The world must act urgently to stabilize the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and minimize the global impacts of climate change." The executives said they accept the consensus view of a UN panel that climate change elevates the risk to human health and to the environment. "We note that Canada is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change," they said. The letter is a stark contrast to earlier comments by some business leaders. In 2002, businesses banded together to fight Kyoto. [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on November 21, 2005]


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