MEDIA ADVISORY - Ahead of First White House Visit, Environmental Groups Unveil New Proposed "Climate Test" For Energy Projects

OTTAWA, Feb. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Environmental groups will hold a press conference in Ottawa to discuss a cross-border proposal on how governments assess climate impacts of energy projects and policies. The groups will articulate why implementing a climate test for energy projects is a practical and critical next step for Canada to live up to the Paris Agreement. The groups will discuss the benefits of a strong Canada/US climate test and call for more climate and clean energy collaboration between the two countries.

WHAT:  

Environmental groups hold press conference in Ottawa to unveil proposal for new Canada/US "climate test" for energy projects.





WHO

Sidney Ribaux, Executive Director, Equiterre, (514) 910-2024



Anthony Swift, Director, Canada Project, NRDC, (202) 513-6276



Dale Marshall, National Program Manager, Environmental Defence, (613) 868-9917



Erin Flanagan, Director, Federal Policy, Pembina Institute, (587) 581-1701



Catherine Abreu, Energy Campaign Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre, (902) 412-8953





WHEN

Tuesday, February 23 at 10:00AM EST





WHERE:

National Press Theatre



150 Wellington Street



Ottawa



Call-in: Toronto – (+1) 416-764-8646,



Toll Free – North America (+1) 888-396-8049


SOURCE kaur communications

For further information: Media Contact: Sarbjit Kaur, (416) 274-5324, sk@kaurcommunications.ca

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