[JURIST] Canadian Minister of the Environment Peter Kent [official profile] announced Monday that Canada will withdraw [statement] from the Kyoto Protocol [text; JURIST news archive] on climate change, making it the first country to do so. The treaty was signed by Canada’s previous Liberal government, but little had been done to implement it. Kent said that the protocol "will not work" because it does not cover the two largest emitters, the US and China. He called it an "impediment" and…