Media Advisory - Adapting to Climate Change: Business Planning, Risk Management, Emergency Preparedness

    OTTAWA, Jan. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The climate change debate is no longer
what is happening but rather how fast it is occurring.
    Public and private sector leaders will discuss adaptation measures
required to address the effects of climate change at Adapting to Climate
Change: Business Planning, Risk Management, Emergency Preparedness, hosted by
The Conference Board of Canada, January 22 - 23, in Ottawa.

    Who:     Cassie Doyle, Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada, will
             present Ottawa's Perspective on Climate Change Adaptation, at
             1:00 p.m., Tuesday.

             The Hon. John A. Fraser, Chair, BC Pacific Salmon Forum and
             formerly Canada's Ambassador for the Environment, Minister of
             the Environment and of Fisheries, and Speaker, House of Commons,
             Daniel Gagnier, Chair, International Institute for Sustainable
             Development and former Senior Vice-President, Corporate and
             External Relations, Alcan, Inc., and The Hon. David Pratt,
             former Minister of National Defence and now Special Advisor,
             Auxiliary Role Project, Canadian Red Cross, will discuss
             Canada's top adaptation challenges, at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday.

             The Hon. Gordon Campbell, Premier of British Columbia, will
             provide a provincial perspective on climate change adaptation
             challenges, at 12:40 p.m., Wednesday.

    When:    Tuesday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 23, 2008

    Where:   Crowne Plaza Ottawa Hotel, 101 Lyon St.

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    This conference is sponsored by TransAlta, Canadian Business for Social
Responsibility, Certified Management Accountants and Firepoint.

For further information:

For further information: or media accreditation: Yvonne Squires,
Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221,;; Media must register in

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