TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - In advance of the U.N. Climate Summit, major environmental groups are holding a telephone press conference to help journalists plan their coverage of the summit.
Hosted by Environmental Defence, Natural Resources Defense Council, 350.org, and the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, the press conference will provide logistical information about the summit, the People's Climate March and other summit-related events. It will also provide context for the summit, including how Canada and the United States compare on climate action.
On Sunday, over 100,000 people are expected to join the People's Climate March – the largest demonstration for climate action in history.
WHAT: Telephone press conference today to brief journalists on the U.N. Climate Summit and People's Climate March
Tim Gray, Executive Director, Environmental Defence
Jake Schmidt, International Program Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Maryam Adrangi, Communications Coordinator, 350.org
Eriel Deranger, Communications Coordinator, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
WHEN: Thursday, September 18th, 1 pm ET
WHERE: By phone
In Toronto call: 416-764-8688
Outside Toronto, call: 1-888-390-0546
A recording of the telepresser will be available after 3 pm ET.
For the recording, please call:
In Toronto: 416-764-8677
Outside Toronto: 1-888-390-0541
A Tale of Two Countries: Comparing the United States' and Canada's Clean Energy Spending and Progress on International Climate Commitments (a backgrounder) can be downloaded at environmentaldefence.ca/US-vs-Canada-climate-action
SOURCE: Environmental Defence
For further information: Naomi Carniol, Environmental Defence, 416-323-9521 ext 258, 416-570-2878 (cell), [email protected]; Jake Thompson, Natural Resources Defense Council, 202-289-2387 or [email protected]