Council of Canadians to demand climate justice at Cancun talks

by NationTalk on November 24, 20101828 Views

For Immediate Release
November 23, 2010

Ottawa – Council of Canadians spokespeople will be available for comment from Mexico in the lead-up to and during the upcoming United Nations climate talks in Cancun, November 29 to December 10. Council spokespeople will be engaged in a variety of activities including participation in official side events and co-hosting a panel, workshops and roundtable in the alternative popular spaces outside of the negotiation process.The Council of Canadians activities in Mexico will include:

• Maude Barlow speaking at a press conference on the connection between water and climate justice in Mexico City on November 30.
• Participating in an international caravan through impacted communities in Mexico, helping to connect local struggles to the global climate crisis and the need for transformative change, on November 27-29.
• Maude Barlow speaking on a high profile panel (‘Building a Broad Labor and Climate Justice Alliance’) with leading American author and environmentalist Bill McKibben and prominent labour leaders, on December.
• Co-hosting a panel and workshops on the rights of nature, water justice, a roundtable on the global call for a climate referendum and a workshop on the push to exploit oil and gas reserves in the Arctic that includes screening the new documentary, Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change on December.
• Participating in a major march in Cancun on December 7.

The Council of Canadians team in Mexico will include Chairperson Maude Barlow; Political Director Brent Patterson; Energy and Climate Justice Campaigner Andrea Harden-Donahue; National Water Campaigner Emma Lui; Blue Planet Project Organizer Anil Naidoo; and Board member Leticia Adair. The team will join Claudia Campero with the Council of Canadians’ Blue Planet Project, who is based in Mexico.


For More Information:

Dylan Penner, Media Officer, Council of Canadians, 613-795-8685,
Andrea Harden-Donahue, Energy and Climate Justice Campaigner, Council of Canadians, 613-218-5800,

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