Taking Credit: Canada and the Role of Sinks in International Climate Negotiations
David Suzuki Foundation and partners
Authored by: Darwin Anderson, Chris Rolfe, Robert Grant
Partners: West Coast Environmental Law
Climate solutions Kyoto Protocol, climate change, decarbonization, greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuels, forests, agriculture, policy and regulation
Taking Credit: Canada and the Role of Sinks in International Climate Negotiations examines the science and policies surrounding controversial sections of the Kyoto Protocol on global warming that deal with “carbon sinks”.
POSITION PAPER AND TECHNICAL SUMMARY — Taking Credit: Canada and the Role of Sinks in International Climate Negotiations
This report shows that carbon sinks could make a limited, but valid, contribution to Canada’s overall effort to meet the Kyoto target if certain, strict conditions are followed. However, inappropriate crediting for sinks could lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions.