Canada actively participated in the international negotiations that led to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol treaty that was supposed to start turning the tide on climate change. That pact committed Canada to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 6 percent by 2012 from 1990 levels. In the nearly two decades since, climate politics in Canada and British Columbia in particular have repeatedly whiplashed.
Here are 15 key events:
This timeline is part of “Smoke and Numbers,” our series on biomass energy in partnership with The Tyee. Read Part One here.