Canada to withdraw from Kyoto Protocol

OTTAWA — Canada is to formally withdraw from the Kyoto accord on climate change, Environment Minister Peter Kent said Monday.

“The Kyoto Protocol does not represent the path forward for Canada,” Kent told a news conference in the foyer of the House of Commons, after his return from an international climate-change summit in Durban, South Africa.

“It’s now clear that Kyoto is not the path forward for a global solution to climate change. If anything, it’s an impediment.” Canada will formally withdraw from the Kyoto accord on climate change, Environment Minister Peter Kent said Monday.

“We are invoking Canada’s legal right to formally withdraw from Kyoto.”

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