QUEBEC CITY, June 8, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The stunt: Oxfam activists, dressed in plaid flannel, disguised and performing as the leaders of the G7 nations, are out on a typical Canadian camping trip—fishing, paddling, enjoying a picnic in the great outdoors! Meanwhile, the Earth burns in the campfire behind them.
Why: Droughts, hurricanes, and wildfires have been supercharged by climate change and threaten the lives of millions of people. Poor women, many marginalized because of their social status, race, ethnicity or other factors, are even more at risk.
The G7 countries need to commit significantly more resources to help poor communities cope with the impacts of climate change. They must ensure women's voices are present and heard in climate negotiations, so that more of that climate adaptation finance reaches poor women.
When: Saturday, June 9 at 9:00 AM
Where: Parc de la Francophonie, Quebec City
Who: Oxfam spokespeople will be available for interviews following the stunt.
For further information: Étienne Dion, [email protected], 1 (514) 513-0021