Canada Turns Its Back on International Drought Treaty

Environment News Service: The Government of Canada is quietly withdrawing from the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, UNCCD, the only legally binding international treaty that addresses desertification, land degradation and drought. The decision of Stephen Harper`s Conservative Government, which is still unannounced on the government`s website, makes Canada the only country in the world outside the agreement. The federal cabinet last week ordered the withdrawal on the recommendation of Foreign Affairs Minister......

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