Harper's environmental plan was to just do whatever the United States did, hoping that would buy him a bit of time.
But time has run out and Canada is now the only Country not providing important information to UN:
Canada has once again missed an international deadline for submitting an inventory of its greenhouse gas emissions to the United Nations.They're blaming it on the election, but the key words here: 'once again'.
While 42 governments, including from earthquakestricken Japan, have submitted their data on emissions of the heat-trapping gases that warm the atmosphere, Canada is the only one behind schedule in reporting to the UN's climate change secretariat as part of its international obligations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
...Canada has been criticized in recent years for being late in several cases with reports on its greenhouse gas pollution data. Graham Saul, executive director of Climate Action Network Canada, a coalition of environmental, faithbased and labour union groups, said it reflected a pattern of behaviour by the Canadian government.Stephen Harper doesn't believe in the science of global warming, so he will do as little as possible to address it.
"If the Japanese can pull it together in the midst of a devastating natural disaster, then I don't know what excuse the government of Canada could have for failing to produce it on time," said Saul in an interview. He added that the delays suggest the Canadian government is trying to do as little as possible to address climate change and deserves to be criticized as the worst in the industrialized world at promoting progress in international action to reduce dependency on fossil fuels such as gasoline, to reduce pollution and promote cleaner energy options.
In fact, someone reported from a local debate, that the Conservative incumbent said that they were proud of their Colossal Fossil Award.
Me not so much.