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Historic Cochabamba Climate Change Conference

Council of Canadians to hold press conference on historic Cochabamba Climate Change Conference

Ottawa – In response to the failure of the Copenhagen climate negotiations to produce meaningful international action on the climate crisis, the Bolivian government is currently hosting a Peoples’ Conference on Climate Change and Rights of Mother Earth.

WHAT: Phone press conference with Canadian participants at the Cochabamba climate conference

WHEN: 2pm EST, April 22, Earth Day

WHO: Maude Barlow (National Chairperson, Council of Canadians), Andrea Harden-Donahue (Energy Campaigner, Council of Canadians), Kimia Gomeshi (G20 and Climate Organizer, Canadian Youth Climate Coalition)

The Council of Canadians will be participating in official working groups in Cochabamba, as well as hosting panels on tar sands and water justice. Maude Barlow will also be speaking on the plenary panel on food and water under climate change on April 21 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, along with Patrick Mooney, Jose Bove, and others.

A live webcast of the climate conference, photostream, and regular updates on the climate conference are available at: www.canadians.org/cochabamba

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