Media Advisory - Over 100 demonstrations organized across Canada as
environmental groups gear up for Climate Week

OTTAWA, Sept. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Environmental groups across Canada are gearing up for the week of September 21st as the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Special Session on Climate Change and the G20 are held in New York and Pittsburgh respectively.

The General Assembly will be the largest ever gathering of heads of state exclusively focused on climate change and the G20, hosted by President Obama, is expected to include agenda items on climate change financing. Environmental groups across Canada and around the world are using this week as a launching point to remind leaders that the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen is only three months away and meaningful action must be taken now to seal the deal in December.

Organizations are arranging speaking tours, editorial board tours, demonstrations, and activities to highlight the importance of this week's events.

Events that are going to be going on across the country on Monday the 21st include the following:

    
    -  Over 100 mobilizations across the country as part of the TckTckTck
       campaign. See www.avaaz.com for full list of events, interview, and
       photo opportunities.

    -  Vancouver, BC: In support of the global day of action Climate Action
       Network & Oxfam Canada are organizing a flash mob/media event.

           Where:      Vancouver Art Gallery (Georgia St. Side)
           When:       Monday September 21st, 2009 - 12pm

    -  Climate Action Network and its members will be hosting an invitation
       only sneak preview of the climate change movie of the year, 'The Age
       of Stupid'.

           Where:      The Royal Theatre in Toronto
           When:       Monday September 21st, 7:30pm

    -  Toronto, ON: C-Day Fill the Hill...tck tck tck - demonstration

           Where:      Yonge & Dundas
           When:       Monday, September 21 at 12:18 PM

    -  Climate Action Network will be hosting former Minister of the
       Environment from India, Suresh Prabhu, as he tours major editorial
       boards and does select media interviews.

    -  Steven Guilbeault of Equiterre will attend the Opening Ceremony of
       Climate Week in New York, organized in partnership with the Climate
       Group, on September 21st at 12pm, during which the Premier of Quebec,
       M. Jean Charest, will deliver a speech.

    The following Climate Action Network Canada members will be available for
    comment regarding the UNGA and the G20

    United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Climate Change, New
    York, U.S.A:
    Dale Marshall, David Suzuki Foundation, 613-302-9913,
    dmarshall@davidsuzuki.org
    Steven Guilbeault, Equiterre, (Contact Marie-Eve Roy, 514-378-0232,
    mroy@equiterre.org).

    G20, Pittsburgh, U.S.A:
    Mark Fried, Oxfam Canada, 613-668-4801, markf@oxfam.ca
    

SOURCE CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK CANADA

For further information: For further information: and media/interview opportunities for the above events: Hannah McKinnon, Communications Coordinator, Climate Action Network Canada/Réseau action climat Canada, (613) 241-4413/cell - (613) 276-7791/hmckinnon@climateactionnetwork.ca

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