MEDIA ADVISORY – KAIROS Cross-Canada G20 Climate Justice Tour Launches

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KAIROS Cross-Canada G20 Climate Justice Tour Launches June 14

Attention: Environment, Foreign Affairs, Business, and Religion Editors

Toronto/For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 10, 2010

WHO: KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives in conjunction with the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition and the Council of Canadians presents KAIROS Southern and Indigenous partners speaking out about the connection between climate justice and the G20.

WHAT: Town Hall meetings, panel discussions and public events

WHERE: St. John’s, Halifax, Fredericton, Toronto, Yellowknife, Regina, Victoria.

WHEN: June 14, 2010 to June 19, 2010 (See KAIROS website for local details)

WHY: While Canada welcomes the world’s most powerful leaders to the G-8 and G20 summits in June, KAIROS and Canadians welcome Southern and Indigenous partners to share with us the real impacts of climate change on their daily lives and to discuss what a just solution to the climate crisis could look like.

Those who are most affected by climate change have no place at the G20 decision-making table. This “Global Town Hall” is a chance for Canadians to come together in a dialogue of real substance to talk about real solutions.

Participants will have an opportunity to hear from partners and local experts and engage in dialogue with them and each other as they search for effective solutions to the global injustice of climate change.

Partners participating in the tour are:

Francois Pihaatae: Ecumenical Animator on Climate Change for the Pacific Conference of Churches,Tahiti
Isaiah Kipyegon Toroitich: Program Officer for Policy and Advocacy (Climate and Economic Justice), Norwegian Church Aid in Kenya.
Naty Atz Sunc: General Coordinator of CEIBA, the Association for Community Development and Promotion, Guatemala.
Fred Sangris: member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation

Full bios and event details are available on the KAIROS website at:

Follow the tour blog at:

Media contacts:

Adiat Junaid
Communications Program Coordinator
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
(416) 463 5312, ext. 223
1 877 403 8933, ext. 223

Amber Church
Executive Director
Canadian Youth Climate Coalition
(867) 335 4884

Dylan Penner
Media Officer
Council of Canadians
(613) 233 4487, ext. 249
1 800 387 7177, ext. 249

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