Media Advisory: KYOTOplus coalition to call for climate action from Harper

OTTAWA, Oct. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The KYOTOplus climate coalition will hold a news conference and photo-op on Parliament Hill tomorrow to highlight the inaction of the Harper government on climate change.

A feature of the news conference will be the delivery to the Prime Minister's office of petitions from tens of thousands of Canadians demanding climate action.

At recent climate change negotiations in Bangkok, Thailand, Canada blocked progress on negotiations, prompting a walk-out by developing nations.

Parliament is currently debating the Climate Change Accountability Act (Bill C-311), which has been called the "KYOTOplus Bill," because it supports the KYOTOplus target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 25 per cent from 1990 levels by 2020.

    Who:      KYOTOplus coalition. Speakers from: the Climate Action Network,
              Oxfam, Canadian Labour Congress, KAIROS-Canadian Ecumenical
              Justice Initiatives, and opposition environment critics.

    What:     News conference and photo-op for KYOTOplus petition delivery

    When:     Thursday, 22 October at 10:00 a.m.

    Where:    Centennial Flame, Parliament Hill

SOURCE Green News

For further information: For further information: Catherine Vezina, Media Officer, Greenpeace, (514) 212-5749

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