Media Advisory - Climate Action Network Canada--G8/G20 Technical Briefing

OTTAWA, June 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Climate Action Network Canada will be hosting a press briefing and teleconference on Monday, June 14 to discuss expectations and concerns leading up to the G8/G20 meetings. Representatives of leading Canadian NGOs who have been closely following the G8/G20 will provide a technical briefing on the summit and the role that Canada has been playing.

The upcoming G8/G20 summits present a rare opportunity for world leaders to come together and discuss some of the planet's most pressing challenges. The Canadian hosted G8 and G20 will be the first such meetings in over 4 years to not have climate change as a central agenda item. This briefing will provide the necessary background and contacts to journalists covering climate change and the G8/G20 summit. Teleconferencing details are listed below for journalists unable to attend the press conference in person.

    Speakers will include:
    Steven Guilbeault, Deputy Director, Équiterre
    Zoë Caron, Specialist, Climate Policy & Advocacy, WWF Canada
    Mark Fried, Policy Coordinator, Oxfam Canada

    Date: Monday, June 14, 2010
    Time: 10:30 am EST

    Location: WWF Ottawa office, 30 Metcalfe Street, Suite 400

    Teleconference Details:

    Participant dial-in number(s): 613-788-3830 / 888-789-9572
    Participant pass code: 7533785

Climate Action Network Canada - Réseau action climat Canada is a nation-wide coalition of more than 50 environmental, faith, development, labour, aboriginal, health, and youth organizations committed to making action on climate change by Canada a reality.


For further information: For further information: Hannah McKinnon,, (w) 613.241.4413, (c) 613.276.7791; Michael Bernard,, (w) 613.241.4611 x238, (c) 613.371.5170; For more information and press releases please visit:

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