Media availability - Greenpeace to press premiers to commit to KYOTOplus target

    QUEBEC CITY, July 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Greenpeace will be at the Council of
the Federation meeting tomorrow to pressure the premiers to adopt the
stringent targets of the KYOTOplus campaign for greenhouse gas reductions and
to comment on climate-change issues.
    Greenpeace activists will have a banner outside the Chateau Frontenac at
9:00 a.m. Thursday highlighting the KYOTOplus campaign.
    No province has adopted the reduction targets of KYOTOplus, a campaign
spearheaded by Greenpeace and other environmental groups that calls for a
reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of at least 25 per cent from 1990 levels
by 2020.

    Who: Greenpeace climate campaigner Arthur Sandborn

    Where: Available in Quebec City in person or by cell phone

    When: 16-18 July, Council of the Federation

    Greenpeace is an independently funded organization that works to protect
the environment. We challenge government and industry to halt harmful
practices by negotiating solutions, conducting scientific research,
introducing clean alternatives, carrying out peaceful acts of civil
disobedience and educating and engaging the public.

For further information:

For further information: Brian Blomme, Media and Public Relations
Officer, (416) 930-9055; Arthur Sandborn, Climate and Energy Campaigner, (514)
235-5955 (on site in Quebec City); Dave Martin, Climate and Energy
Coordinator, (416) 627-5004

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