New York, NY – Environmental Defence spokespeople will be in New York City available for interviews about the United Nations Climate Summit and the People’s Climate March.
The People’s Climate March this Sunday is expected to be North America’s largest ever climate action demonstration. Thousands will participate, including over 1,000 Canadians. Across Canada, this weekend over 70 events will be held, part of a Global Day of Action. Environmental Defence is proud to support the People’s Climate March and the Global Day of Action.
Environmental Defence staff will be available for interviews in New York about the People’s Climate March, the Global Day of Action and the UN Climate Summit.
WHAT: Environmental Defence spokespeople available for interviews in New York City
WHO:
Tim Gray, Executive Director, Environmental Defence
Adam Scott, Climate and Energy Program Manager, Environmental Defence
WHEN: Saturday September, 20 through Tuesday September 23
Environmental Defence is also co-sponsoring a panel, Climate Action: NGOs, Businesses and Subnational Governments Take Critical Steps. This event in New York City on Monday Sept. 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm (Scandinavian House – Volvo Hall 58 Park Avenue) will feature:

Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change  
Eric Olsen, Executive Vice-President, Operations, Lafarge
Michael Northrop, Program Director, Sustainable Development, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Peter Lehner, Executive Director, Natural Resources Defense Council

On Thursday, Environmental Defence co-hosted a telephone press conference to brief journalists covering the UN Climate Summit and People’s Climate March. A recording of this press conference can be heard by calling:
In Toronto: 416-764-8677
Outside Toronto, call: 1-888-390-0541
PIN#: 539400
A Tale of Two Countries: Comparing the United States’ and Canada’s Clean Energy Spending and Progress on International Climate Commitments (a backgrounder) can be downloaded at environmentaldefence.ca/US-vs-Canada-climate-action
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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Naomi Carniol, Environmental Defence Canada, 416-323-9521 ext. 258; 416-570-2878 (cell) ncarniol@environmentaldefence.ca  
Adam Scott, Environmental Defence Canada, 416-347-3858 (cell)