Feds lambasted by diplomats for climate inaction

"The rhetoric in Canada" - nice jab. Also "Canada is viewed as a “bad pupil in the classroom”"

A deputy head of mission said that since Canada has pulled out of the Kyoto Protocol, there aren’t many areas the two countries can work on together. His embassy has been looking at other ways to promote environmental responsibility, and much of this has been with the private sector.

“Politically we’ve not been working very closely with Canada on this issue. We have more tried to do public diplomacy work,” he said, and talk about things like a report released in 2014 by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, which suggests it’s possible to have economic growth while reducing carbon emissions.

“It’s not like...working against climate change is the same as destroying your economy, which is the rhetoric in Canada,” he said.