Quebec City – Environmental Defence spokespeople will be in Quebec City this weekend through Tuesday and are available for interviews about Saturday’s Act on Climate March and Tuesday’s Premiers meeting.
Tomorrow, April 11, thousands of Canadians are expected to attend the Act on Climate March to urge our leaders to show greater leadership on climate change. Environmental Defence is proud to support the family-friendly Act on Climate March.
On Tuesday, Canadian premiers will meet for a one-day summit on climate change to attempt to make progress at the provincial level on climate change, and set up the provinces to agree to a national energy strategy later in 2015. With the U.N. climate summit in Paris later this year and the federal government absent on climate change issues, provincial discussions are critical to Canada’s efforts to reduce carbon pollution in the near term.
This week Environmental Defence and Greenpeace Canada released a study, featuring data from Environment Canada, that shows Canada cannot meet even weak carbon reduction targets while expanding the tar sands.
WHAT: Environmental Defence spokespeople available for interviews in Quebec City about the Act on Climate March, the Premiers Summit, and a business/non-profit/environment roundtable on Monday.
WHEN: Saturday April 11 through Tuesday April 14
WHO: Dale Marshall, National Program Manager, Environmental Defence
Adam Scott, Climate and Energy Program Manager, Environmental Defence
About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (www.environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is Canada’s most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.
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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact
Naomi Carniol, Environmental Defence, 416-570-2878 (cell) ncarniol@environmentaldefence.ca