March 29, 2010 06:00 ET

Earth to G8: One Billion People Want Climate Action on the Table

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 29, 2010) -

What:   Photo opportunity with the WWF Panda holding a sign with a climate change message as the G8 Foreign Ministers meet in Gatineau to discuss the agenda for the upcoming G8 Summit.
Where:   Parliament Hill
When:   10:30 a.m., Monday March 29

The overwhelming participation in Earth Hour on Saturday shows that Canadian support for federal leadership on climate change is standing strong. An estimated ten million Canadians and one billion people worldwide participated in this unified call to action.

However, there has been no indication, to date, that climate change will be discussed at the Foreign Ministers Meeting, and Canada has not scheduled a meeting of Environment Ministers in preparation for the G8 Summit.

Keith Stewart, Director of Climate Change for WWF-Canada will be available by phone to speak to this disconnect between the wishes of the Canadian people and the agenda set by our government.

Photos will be available in our newsroom at wwf.ca by noon.

This news release and associated material can be found on wwf.ca

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