MEDIA ADVISORY: G7 Summit : Environmental organizations will be in Quebec City

At the International Media Center

Press release - June 8, 2018
June 7, 2018 (QUÉBEC City) - Environmental Defence Canada, Équiterre, Climate Action Network Canada and Greenpeace Canada will be available for interviews at the G7 International Media Centre in Quebec City during the G7 Summit on June 8 and 9.

June 7, 2018 (QUÉBEC City) - Environmental Defence Canada, Équiterre, Climate Action Network Canada and Greenpeace Canada will be available for interviews at the G7 International Media Centre in Quebec City during the G7 Summit on June 8 and 9.

These environmental organizations are advocating for ongoing commitments from the G7 countries regarding the implementation of the Paris Agreement, climate financing for countries most impacted by climate change and the phase-out of fossil fuels subsidies, among other commitments. The organizations will also be available to comment on G7 commitments to address plastic pollution in the oceans.

WHAT:

Representatives from four national environmental organisations will be available in Quebec City to comment on the progress at the G7 Summit. The following media backgrounder provides more details on the organizations’ expectations with regards to Canada’s G7 presidency.

WHO:

 

  • Catherine Abreu, Executive Director, Climate Action Network Canada

  • Steven Guilbeault, Senior Director, Équiterre

  • Farrah Khan, Campaigner, Arctic and Plastics, Greenpeace Canada (English)

  • Loujain Kurdi, Communications Advisor, Greenpeace Canada (French)

  • Patrick DeRochie, Program Manager, Climate and Energy, Environmental Defence Canada

  • Ashley Wallis, Program Manager, Water and Plastics, Environmental Defence Canada

DATES and TIME:

  • The G7 will be taking place in La Malbaie on June 8 and 9.

  • Spokespeople from environmental organisations will be available at the Centre des Congrès (Media Centre) in Quebec City during the entire G7 Summit.

 

LOCATION:

Centre des congrès de Québec, 1000 boul. René Lévesque Est, Québec.

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For more information and media requests:

Camille Gagné-Raynauld

Media Relations, Équiterre

, 514-605-2000

Catherine Abreu

Executive Director, Climate Action Network Canada

, 902-412-8953 

Rachel Kitchin,

Communications Manager, Environmental Defence Canada , 416-805-0026;

Loujain Kurdi

Communications Officer, Greenpeace Canada

, 514-577-6657