But just like a year ago at the big international conference on the environment in Copenhagen, Stephen Harper wasn’t around to accept it on behalf of Canada.
At the conference in Denmark Harper won the “Fossil of the Year” prize for his efforts in refusing to recognize climate change.
There never was an official presentation. They had to mail the award to him.
This week in Nagoya, Japan, at the 11th United Nations Conference on Bio-Diversity, environmentalists awarded the “Dodo Bird” prize to Canada for failing to see that the loss of bio-diversity eventually leads to extinction of the entire world.
The award is named after the dodo, a bird that lived in Africa in the 1600s until it was hunted to extinction.
Canada was the only country at the UN conference this week that refused to include the UN Charter on the Rights of Native Peoples in the official conference declaration.
Harper actually wasn’t at the conference. He had sent his Environment minister Jim Prentice who was only too happy to refuse to accept the “Dodo Bird” award on behalf of Harper.