New Zealand Earns First Place Fossil, United States and Canada Share “Colossal Fossil”

At the final day of the United Nations climate negotiations for 2011, countries received their biggest shaming yet for blocking greater progress in the talks. With the final outcome of negotiations not yet decided, it was at least clear enough which nations had done their worst in the last day and the entire two weeks. New Zealand took the infamous 1st prize for its strongest statement yet against continuing Kyoto. But Canada earned yet another Colossal Fossil for scoring the most dirty points at these negotiations.


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Credit: Ainhoa Goma/Oxfam

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Taken on December 9, 2011