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Canadian Youth Delegation: Tar Sands Creating "Commitment Issues" for Canada at COP18

Canada's leadership is failing to uphold international commitments to reduce the country's emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This failure on the global stage is the direct result of Canada's domestic policies, according to the Canadian Youth Delegation to COP18's recent report “Commitment Issues.”  

Canada's determination to develop Alberta's tar sands constitutes the nation's primary obstacle to progress on climate action. Bitumen extraction in the region “invalidates Canada's commitment to limit global warming to 2 degrees celsius since pre-industrial times and sets a dangerous global precedent for extreme extraction,” the report states.
 
The Canadian government has participated in several significant international agreements and treaties aimed at reducing global levels of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, given the country's aggressive oil and gas development, these agreements only serve to highlight Canada's disregard for, rather than participation in, international efforts to prevent dangerous global warming.

Jacob Nordangård

Jacob Nordangård

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  • PhD Student (2008-)
  • M.A. in Geography (2007)
  • M.A. in Culture, Society and Media Production (2001)

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Marcus Ernst

Marcus D. Ernst

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  • MA and PhD in Bavarian history. [1]

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Marcus D. Ernst is a lawyer and historian. He studied law and History from 1989 to 1993 in Passau. He has worked as a self-employed lawyer in the areas of civil and contract law, real estate law, corporate law, business succession and inheritance. [1], [2]

Holger Thuss

Holger J. Thuss

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  • PhD, modern history, University of Jena, Germany (2005).
  • MA, modern history, public law and political science, University of Jena, Germany (2000).

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Michael Limburg

Michael Limburg

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  • Dipl. Ing. (Engineering degree). [1]

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Michael Limburg is the Vice President and Deputy Press-speaker for the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE). In his position he regularly attends EIKE's International Conferences on Climate and Energy, and regularly speaks with the media.

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis

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  • Graduated in 1994 in “Modern Languages and History.” [1]

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Helmut Alt

Helmut Alt

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Helmut Alt is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences. [1], [2]

Walter Fett

Walter Fett

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Horst-Joachim Lüdecke

Horst-Joachim Lüdecke

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  • Dr. Dipl.-Physiker (Physics). [1]

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Gernot Patzelt

Gernot Patzelt

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  • PhD in Geography from the University of Innsbruck. [1]

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