Monday, June 21, 2010

Climate Action Network Canada response to decision to include climate change on G8 agenda

In response to Prime Minister Harper’s decision to include climate change on the agenda of the G8 summit, Graham Saul, Executive Director of Climate Action Network Canada has said the following:

“After months of mounting pressure, Prime Minister Harper has finally gotten the message that no meeting of world leaders can happen without a central discussion on climate change. Pressure from heads of state, the head of the UN, Nobel Peace Laureates, and non-governmental organizations has made it clear that climate change is a priority for the world and for Canadians.

Now that we know climate change will be discussed at the G8, we need to ensure the same for the G20. Our focus must be on the progress that needs to happen on the key issues of financing for poorer countries as they adapt to climate change and phasing out subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.”

For comment:
Graham Saul, Executive Director, Climate Action Network Canada. 613.558.3368

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