/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Climate Change Solutions: 60 Scientists Propose Canadian Action Plan/

Climate action plan will be unveiled at the Americana 2015, March 18, Montreal, 8:30 a.m.

MONTRÉAL, March 13, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Sustainable Canada Dialogues (SCD), a group of 60 scholars and scientists from all 10 provinces, has built a consensus around a plan of sustainability solutions to help Canada successfully achieve transition to a low-carbon society. They wish to encourage public debate on climate policy in view of the upcoming federal election and the December 2015 Climate Summit in Paris.

The SCD initiative will unveil its climate action position paper at the Americana, the International Environmental Trade Show and Conference, on Wednesday March 18, 2015 in Montréal (where half the SCD scholars will be present). This partnership between Americana and SCD recognizes that the urgent transition towards a low-carbon society will offer Canadians opportunities for innovation, new technology and employment.

Following a panel entitled Climate Action: Time for Dialogue and Innovation and an exchange among several of the document's authors and governmental and business representatives, the Ambassador of France to Canada, Mr. Nicolas Chapuis, will present a preview of the critical issues to be discussed at the 2015 Paris Climate Summit. Media representatives will have an opportunity to meet and interview the SCD scholars during the 10:00 a.m. break.


Panel Climate Action: Time for Dialogue and Innovation


Wednesday, March18, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.


Palais des congrès de Montréal – Room 710


1001Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montreal, QC H2Z 1H5, (Place d'Armes metro station)


About Americana (www.americana.org): Americana, the International Trade Show on Environmental Technology, is recognized as one of the leading multi-sector events of its kind in North America. The event will take place in Montréal, Canada from March 17 to 19, 2015. Americana will also celebrate its 20th anniversary, with an expected turnout of 350 exhibitors, 200 speakers and 10,000 attendees from more than 50 countries who will gather to discuss the theme "Sharing Innovation".


SOURCE Réseau Environnement

For further information: Media Accreditation Requests: Josianne Lafantaisie, Réseau Environnement, Tel.: 514 754-7110; Email: jlafantaisie@reseau-environnement.com ; Website:www.americana.org ; TWITTER : #Americana2015; Media Contacts and interview queries : Jocelyne Néron, Communications Officer, Sustainable Canada Dialogues, Tel.: 514 398-3730, Cell.: 514 378-6319 ; Email: dialogue.biology@mcgill.ca; Prof. Catherine Potvin, convenor of the SCD, McGill University, Email: catherine.potvin@mcgill.ca; Website: www.sustainablecanadadialogues.ca


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