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CANADA COMES OUT OF FOSSIL RETIREMENT TO TAKE HOME A SURPRISE SECOND RIO FOSSIL - RECOGNIZED FOR GUTTING THE TEXT IN RIO AND ROLLING BACK ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS AT HOME

Canada was awarded the second ever Rio Fossil of the Day today in a surprise move that brought them out of Fossil of the Day retirement with a real bang. The combined impact of their moves to delete and undermine many key pieces of the Rio texts, while pushing through a budget bill that guts environmental and climate policies at home, has earned them a top spot once again.

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International Youth and NGOs award USA first “Rio Fossil of the Day” at Earth Summit Award given for backpedaling on 1992 commitments.

 

 

At the opening of the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development the United States of America was awarded the inaugural Rio Fossil of the Day. The Rio Fossil Awards will be presented daily throughout the negotiations highlighting the country or countries who do the least to support progress (or the most to block it) on issues relevant to climate change, such as energy, forests, and the green economy.

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Media Advisory - Webcast notice: International experts from CAN NGOs will discuss the role of different countries and the outlook for COP18.

 

NGO BRIEFING ON THE NEGOTIATIONS

[Bonn, Germany] Civil society groups attending UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, will host a media briefing, webcast live, on the last day of the negotiations to assess the Bonn outcome.

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NGO BRIEFING ON THE NEGOTIATIONS: Civil society expectations for next round of talks as two-week conference kicks off

 

[Bonn, Germany] Civil society groups attending the next round of UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, from 14 to 25 May will host a media briefing, webcast live, to outline civil society expectations for a successful outcome of these important negotiations ahead of COP18 in Doha at the end of the year.

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