Media Advisory: Candlelight vigil at Parliament Hill to commemorate third anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol

    OTTAWA, Feb. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Greenpeace is organizing a public,
candlelight vigil on Parliament Hill tomorrow to commemorate the Kyoto
Protocol coming into force three years ago.
    "What better time to show your love for the climate than on Valentine's
Day?" asked Dave Martin, climate campaign co-ordinator at Greenpeace Canada.
"Global warming affects us all, but precious little has been done inside the
walls of the Parliament Buildings in the last three years to reduce our
greenhouse gas emissions."
    When Parliament ratified the Kyoto Protocol in December 2002, it agreed
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions six per cent below 1990 levels between 2008
and 2012. The Protocol took effect internationally on 16 February 2005.
However, by the end that year, emissions had increased 33 per cent above our
Kyoto target, placing Canada among the worst countries in the world for
reducing emissions.
    Greenpeace is calling for Canada to honour its Kyoto commitment and then
move on to further deep reductions that will see greenhouse gas emissions
reduced at least 25 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020, and 80 per cent by

    Who:      Greenpeace and supporters

    What:     Candlelight vigil on Parliament Hill against global warming

    When:     Thursday, 14 February at 6:30 p.m.

    Where:    Centennial Flame, Parliament Hill

For further information:

For further information: Spencer Tripp, Greenpeace communications, (416)

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