“Canada is not going to be changing the number that it is promoting at this meeting.”
In an open meeting with the Canadian delegation at Copenhagen this morning, lead negotiator Michael Martin emphasized that Canada would not be budging from its current position throughout the conference.
“Canada is not going to be changing the number that it is promoting at this meeting," Martin told a small gathering of NGO observers and Canadian youth delegates this morning, before the opening ceremonies of the conference.
"Fundamentally, we believe that what Canada is proposing to do is ambitious," Martin said, adding they are seeking an "integrated and aligned policy" with the United States.
Canada's current target, which has stayed the same for two and half years, is a 3% reduction by 2020 under 1990 levels.