Canada co-hosts ministerial meeting on climate action with China and European Union

Media Advisory

Montréal, Quebec September 8, 2017 – Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and her counterparts from China, Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs, Xie Zhenhua, and the European Union, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, will co-host a ministerial meeting on climate action.

This meeting brings together major economies and key climate actors to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement and demonstrate continued commitment to global action on climate change. It will bring together ministers and representatives from approximately 35 countries. Canada will also build on this meeting to engage ministers and key international business leaders to pursue economic opportunities in the transition to a global low-carbon economy.

Media representatives are invited to attend the opening remarks. A press conference will also take place that afternoon at the hotel.

Event: Opening Remarks from Ministerial Co-Hosts
Date:
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 
8:30 a.m. (EDT)
Location:
InterContinental Hotel Montréal
360 Saint Antoine Street West
Montréal, Quebec

Event: Press Conference
Date:
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time:
3:30 p.m. (EDT)
Location:
InterContinental Hotel Montréal
360 Saint Antoine Street West
Montréal, Quebec

Journalists must register by contacting Media Relations at Environment and Climate Change Canada. The deadline for registration is 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, September 15, 2017.

Only invited or registered journalists will be allowed into the venue.

These events can be viewed via Facebook Live stream at

EN page: @EnvironmentandNaturalResourcesinCanada
FR page: @EnvironnementetressourcesnaturellesauCanada

Contacts

Marie-Pascale Des Rosiers
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
613-462-5473
marie-pascale.desrosiers@canada.ca

Media Relations
Environment and Climate Change Canada
819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll free)
ec.media.ec@canada.ca


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