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Media Advisory: Grassroots Climate Activists, Unions, and First Nations Leaders to Demonstrate Outside First Ministers Climate Plan Summit:

by Grassroots Climate Convergence

Media Advisory: Grassroots Climate Activists, Unions, and First Nations Leaders to Demonstrate Outside First Ministers Climate Plan Summit:

Media Advisory

Grassroots Climate Activists, Unions, and First Nations Leaders to Demonstrate Outside First Ministers Climate Plan Summit:

When: Thursday March 3rd, 4:30 pm.

(Spokespeople will be available on site for interviews starting at 4pm)

What: Peoples Assembly outside of the federal / provincial First Ministers National Climate Strategy meeting.

Why: Prime Minister Trudeau urged people to "take an active part in" ensuring the success of the Paris Climate Agreement. We demand a bold climate strategy that creates just jobs, respects the rights of indigenous people, and tackles the climate crisis head on.

Where:

1038 Canada Place

Vancouver Convention Centre West Building -

Outside main entrance: East side.

Who: Organized by grassroots Climate Convergence, speakers/spokespeople from Union of BC Indian Chiefs, LeadNow, UBC 350 and more

Photo and Video Opportunities:

Hundreds outside of the conference centre, Organizers intend to deliver a LeadNow petition signed by over 14,740 names, and a scroll with handwritten letters with demands from local communities, large scale art installations.

“We are here to demand climate justice from Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna, to implement a swift and just transition to a low-carbon economy, and to respect the rights of indigenous people.” said Mary Lovell, community organizer. “If this government is going to meet commitments like a 1.5 C climate limit, they have to take swift concrete action in and keep known fossil fuel reserves in the ground.”

More information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1513430768953008/

For media requests please contact:

Mary Lovell

778 984 6247

maryjlovell@gmail.com

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