Sierra Club damns Coal Pact


Biggest environmental group in US: The Sierra Club was founded in the United States in 1892 and is the largest environmental organisation in the US with more than 750,000 members. It expanded into Canada in 1963 and has active chapters in every region of Canada.

Nothing will happen because of partnership: Commenting on Ambrose’s praise for the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate formed by the United States, Australia, Japan, China, India and South Korea, Bennett said: “There isn’t anything that will happen because of the partnership.

Reliance on voluntary action and hope: “It relies entirely on voluntary action and the hope that industry will come forward.

Public relations stunt by US: “Canada is being enthusiastic about a meaningless public relations stunt by the US Government when it should be talking about the importance of working – on a program that has real targets."

Reference: Digest of latest news reported on website of Climate Change Secretariat of United Nations Framework on Climate Change Control (UNFCCC). 26 April 2006. Address: PO Box 260 124, D-53153 Bonn. Germany. Phone: : (49-228) 815-1005, Fax: (49-228) 815-1999. Email:

Erisk Net, 27/4/2006

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