Media Advisory - In-Depth Briefing: The UN climate negotiations in Bali

    OTTAWA, Nov. 22 /CNW/ - The UN's annual climate negotiations will take
place next month in Bali, Indonesia at a time when concern about climate
change among political leaders, citizens and scientists is higher than ever.
The main task of the Bali meeting, which runs from December 3-14, is to launch
negotiations for a post-2012 global climate agreement that expands and
strengthens the Kyoto Protocol.
    The Climate Action Network Canada-Réseau action climat Canada (CAN-RAC)
will present a technical briefing for journalists on the UN Bali meetings. The
briefing will cover the key issues to be negotiated in Bali, summarize
Canada's position, and assess the Canadian government's credibility on climate
issues ahead of this crucial meeting.

    Who:   John Bennett (Executive Director,
           Matthew Bramley (Director, Climate Change Program, Pembina
           Emilie Moorhouse (Director, Energy and Atmosphere, Sierra Club of
           (*)Chris Henschel (National Manager, Canadian Parks and Wilderness
           Society) will be present to answer questions about forests and
           climate change.

    When:  Friday, November 23rd, 10:30 AM EST

    Where: Canada Council for the Arts, 350 Albert Street, 12th Floor,
           Meeting Room 1

    OR participate by teleconference:
    Call-in details: 1-866-368-6248 code 9088676 followed by the number sign.

    Backgrounders (attached):

    1. Canada in Bali: A Backgrounder on the 2007 UN Climate Negotiations
    (Pembina Institute)
    2. Backgrounder - What is at stake in Bali? (Climate Action Network
    Canada-Réseau action climat Canada)
    3. Guide to the Negotiations (Sierra Club of Canada)
    4. Bali backgrounder - Forests (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)

For further information:

For further information: John Bennett,, (613)
291-6888; Matthew Bramley, Pembina Institute, (819) 210-6115; Emilie
Moorhouse, Sierra Club of Canada, (613) 858-7021; Chris Henschel, Canadian
Parks and Wilderness Society, (613) 569-7226 ext 220; Graham Saul, Climate
Action Network Canada-Réseau action climat Canada, (613) 558-3368; For
logistical information, contact: Ruth Edwards, Climate Action Network
Canada-Réseau action climat Canada, (613) 241-1410

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