Canada wins 'Colossal Fossil' for second year in a row
Canada has won the 'Colossal Fossil' award this morning, its second year in a row for winning the award given to the country that has done the most to obstruct the UN climate negotiations.
The annual award was presented at a large warehouse space in downtown Copenhagen for the first time, after access to registered non-governmental organizations to the main conference centre (where world leaders were speaking) were restricted to only 300 people inside.
Here's a twipic from the event with "Stephen Harper" accepting the award.
NGO convergence space in downtown Copenhagen where live feeds of the UN negotiations are playing.
The Colossal Fossil award is given to the country that has accumulated the most Fossil of the Day awards during the duration of the UN negotiations. Canada has racked up these awards for various reasons, including using a 2006 instead of a 1990 level baseline, for coming to Copenhagen without being flexible on its climate policy, and for leaked documents that suggest that Canada wants to aim for even weaker targets. The awards are determined by Climate Action Network International, a coalition of over 400 NGOs that vote on the winners of the award based on the daily negotiations every afternoon.