Montreal Millenium Summit - Schedule for April 21, 2010 - Experts Forum

MONTREAL, April 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Schedule is subject to change

    8:30 - 9 a.m. Welcome

    9 - 9:30 a.m. Opening remarks

                     Dennis Trudeau, master of ceremonies and reporter
                     Line Beauchamp, minister of sustainable development,
                     environment and parks of Quebec
                     Daniel Germain, founding president, Club des petits
                     déjeuners du
                     Québec, Breakfast Clubs of Canada, Montreal Millennium

                     Video projection from the TCK TCK TCK campaign

    9:30 - 11:15 a.m. Session I: Climate justice
      From Copenhagen to Mexico, the impact of climate change on poverty
                     Via videoconference: Ben Margolis, campaign director

      Witnesses of climate change

      Moderator:     Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York

      Participants:  Sheila Watt-Cloutier, native activist and 2007 Nobel
                     Peace prize nominee
                     Elba Rivera Urbina, activist from Nicaragua, member of
                     W8 from OXFAM International
                     Sharon Hanshaw, executive director of Coastal Women for
                     Change and victim of hurricane Katrina

                     Question period

    N.B.: Due to the volcanic ashes currently disturbing airport traffic, the
    following speakers had to cancel their participation in the Summit:

                     The Honourable Salifou Sawadogo, minister of Environment
                     and Lifestyle of Burkina Faso and initiator of the World
                     Forum on sustainable development in Ouagadougou in
                     October 2009
                     The Honourable Silas Muriuki Ruteere, member of
                     Parliament of Kenya, representative of the Mazingira
                     Greens Party of Kenya

    11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Break

    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Session II: The challenge of water

      Keynote speaker: Dr. Riccardo Petrella, secretary general,
                       International Committee for a world contract on Water

      Roundtable on drinking water access techniques

      Moderator:     Raymond Jost, secretary general, International Secretary
                     for Water
      Participants:  Nicole Ollivier, director of awareness and social
                     mobilization program, One Drop, an initiative by Guy
                     Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil
                     Segundo Velasquez, president, NGO Mano a Mano

    N.B.: Due to the volcanic ashes currently disturbing airport traffic, the
    following speakers had to cancel their participation in the Summit:

                     Martin Wegelin, SODIS solar water disinfection process
                     Daniel Beysens, president OPUR, organization for the
                     utilization of dew

    12:45 - 2:45 p.m. VIP Lunch - Panel on Haiti's reconstruction, in
    collaboration with Coca-Cola's Hope Project

                     The Honourable Joanas Gué, minister of agriculture,
                     natural resources and regional development of the
                     Republic of Haiti
                     Jean-Yves Jason, mayor of Port-au-Prince
                     Minister of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of
                     Haiti (to be confirmed)
                     Representative, Coca-Cola
                     Representative, InterAmerican Developmenet Bank
                     Representative, TechnoServe

    2:45 - 3 p.m. Moving to the Meeting at the Summit

    3 - 3:30 p.m. Meeting at the Summit
                     Presentation with
                     Philippe Cousteau, CEO and co-founder of EarthEcho
                     International, a non-profit organization that empowers
                     youth to take action that protects and restores our
                     water planet

    3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Question period

    4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Musical performance

    4:30 - 4:45 p.m. Presentation with Renée Larouche from Rio Tinto Alcan
                     concerning their initiative Keeping Youth in school
                     together, introducing Mathieu Sage from the organization
                     Toujours Ensemble

    4:45 - 5:15 p.m. Testimonies of young leaders
                     Kenneth Nana Amoateng, coordinator of the African Youth
                     delegation to the Copenhagen Conference
                     Taryn MacKenzie-Mohr, member of the Canada Youth
                     delegation to the Copenhagen Conference
                     Peter Schiefke, national manager, The Climate Project
                     Participant, Youth Forum

    5:15 p.m.        Closing remarks


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