Media Advisory - Natural Wonders Feel the Heat - WWF Briefing on Nature's Vulnerability to Climate Change



    TORONTO, April 4 /CNW/ - WWF, the conservation organization, has worked
closely with members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Working Groups. Established by the United Nations in 1988 to assess the
scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to the
understanding of climate change, the report of Working Group II, to be
released April 6th, assesses impacts, vulnerability and adaptation in the face
of rising greenhouse gas emissions including consequences for the environment
and nature, and implications for agriculture, forestry and fisheries, health
and disaster prevention.
    Announcements regarding regulation of Canada's major industrial
greenhouse gas emitters are expected in the wake of the IPCC findings.
WWF-Canada will address their adequacy based on whether real reductions will
be achieved, commensurate with Kyoto and deeper reductions deemed necessary to
avoid dangerous climate change.

    
    Pre-release Briefing:
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    When:       THURSDAY, April 5 at 10:30-11:30 CET
    Where:      Brussels, Residence Palace
    Presenter:  WWF Chief Climate Change Scientist, Dr. Lara Hansen
    What:       How the world's natural wonders are responding to climate
                change and how to save them, featuring 10 'flagship' regions.

    Post-release Briefing
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    When:       FRIDAY, April 6 at 10 am CET
    Where:      As above, live webcast
                http://www.ipcc.ch/press/prwg10apr07.htm
    What:       Analysis and comment by WWF scientists and regional
                spokespeople.

    Response to Canadian government announcements
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    When:       Throughout week of April 9


    Materials available for media:
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    Press Pack - All backgrounders, photos, reports, etc at
    http://www.panda.org/presspack/climate

    TV Footage - For broadcast-standard video, please visit
    http://www.thenewsmarket.com/wwf

    Online - A world map detailing climate change impacts for more than 100
    countries, regions and trans-national waterways available April 6, at
    www.panda.org/climate/ipcc. A second world map presents Climate Witness
    testimonials from around the world - go to www.panda.org/climatewitness.
    Daily updates at www.panda.org/climate/blog.


    For background or interviews contact WWF media team:
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    Josh Laughren, WWF-Canada, 647 400 9578
    Brian Thomson, WWF-International, +41 79 477 3553, bthomson@wwfint.org
    Martin Hiller, WWF Global Climate Change Programme, +41 79 347 2256,
    mhiller@wwfint.org
    




For further information:

For further information: Josh Laughren, WWF-Canada, (647) 400-9578;
Brian Thomson, WWF-International, +41 79 477 3553, bthomson@wwfint.org; Martin
Hiller, WWF Global Climate Change Programme, +41 79 347 2256,
mhiller@wwfint.org


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